Roundup®, HDX®, Ace® weed killer false advertising $45M class action settlement


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Monsanto has agreed to pay up to $45 million as part of a class action settlement resolving false advertising and breach-of-warranty claims surrounding certain Roundup®, HDX® and Ace® weed and grass killer products.

Planetiffs in the class action lawsuit allege Monsanto illegally promoted and sold Roundup®, HDX®, Ace® brand products without disclosing the potential health risks. This case is not a personal-injury case. Plaintiffs do not allege they were injured or became ill from exposure to the products. Monsanto has not admitted any wrongdoing but has agreed to the settlement.

CLASS MEMBERS WILL RETAIN THEIR RIGHT TO SUE IF THEY CURRENTLY HAVE, OR LATER DEVELOP, CANCER OR ANY OTHER ILLNESS OR INJURY FROM EXPOSURE TO THE PRODUCTS.

The settlement benefits anyone in the United States who, during their respective class period, purchased any size or variety of the following products other than for resale or distribution:

  • Roundup® Ready-to-Use Weed & Grass Killer (all applicators)
  • Roundup® Ready-to-Use Weed & Grass Killer Plus (all applicators)
  • Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer Concentrate Plus
  • Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer Super Concentrate
  • Roundup® Ready-to-Use Poison Ivy Plus Tough Brush Killer
  • Roundup® Ready-to-Use Wild Blackberry Plus Vine and Brush Killer
  • Roundup® Concentrate Poison Ivy Plus Tough Brush Killer
  • Roundup® Concentrate Wild Blackberry Plus Vine and Brush Killer
  • Roundup® Ready-to-Use Extended Control Weed & Grass Killer Plus Weed Preventer
  • Roundup® Concentrate Extended Control Weed & Grass Killer Plus Weed Preventer
  • Roundup® Ready-to-Use Max Control 365
  • Roundup® Concentrate Max Control 365
  • Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer Sure Shot Foam
  • Roundup® Precision Gel Weed & Grass Killer
  • Roundup® Pro Concentrate (2.5-gallon size)
  • HDX® Weed & Grass Killer Ready-to-Use
  • HDX® Weed & Grass Killer Concentrate
  • Ace® Ready-to-Use Weed & Grass Killer
  • Ace® Weed & Grass Killer Concentrate

The class period will depend on the state in which each class member made their purchase. A list of class periods is available on the settlement website.

These weed and grass killer products were sold at retailers such as Home Depot, Walmart, Amazon, Target, Lowe’s and others.

Under the terms of the false advertising settlement, class members can claim a cash payment.

Payments are anticipated to be between $0.55 and $33 per unit, depending on which products the class member purchased.

The deadline to submit a claim form is Oct. 19, 2022.

The deadline to opt out of the settlement is Oct. 19, 2022. The deadline to object is Dec. 5, 2022.

A final fairness hearing will take place Jan. 12, 2023.

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