Attention: On October 19, 2020, the Court preliminarily approved updates to the Settlement. These changes may affect your rights. Please review this website carefully for updated case documents, dates, and deadlines, even if you have previously visited this site.

 

This Settlement resolves a class action lawsuit, Lisa Jones et al. v. Monsanto Company, et al. (No. 4:19-cv-00102-BP), pending in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri (the “Court”) against Monsanto Company, the manufacturer of the Roundup® Ready-to-Use Weed & Grass Killer III, Roundup® Ready-to-Use Weed & Grass Killer Plus, Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer Super Concentrate, and Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer Concentrate Plus (the “Roundup® Products”).

The lawsuit alleges that a statement that appears on the rear label of these Roundup® Products, “targets an enzyme found in plants but not in people or pets,” is false and misleading. Monsanto denies these allegations and any wrongdoing. The Settlement avoids costs and risks to you from continuing the lawsuit, provides relief to purchasers of the Roundup® Products during the relevant time period, and releases Monsanto and others from liability for the related claims.

Who’s Included

You may be a Class Member if you purchased: (1) Roundup® Ready-to-Use Weed & Grass Killer III; (2) Roundup® Ready-to-Use Weed & Grass Killer Plus; (3) Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer Concentrate Plus; or (4) Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer Super Concentrate in packaging with a label that contained the statement “targets an enzyme found in plants but not in people or pets” or a substantially similar statement.

 

Your Legal Rights and Options

Option and Deadline

Your Legal Rights

Submit a Claim

February 16, 2021

This is the only way to get a cash payment.

The only way to get a cash payment. Claim Forms must be submitted online or mailed to the Claims Administrator by the claim deadline.

Ask to be Excluded (i.e “Opt Out”)

February 16, 2021

Get out of this lawsuit. Get no benefits from it. Keep your rights. 

If you ask to be excluded (i.e., “opt out”), you will not be bound by what the Court does in this case and will keep any right you might have to sue Monsanto separately about the same legal claims in this lawsuit. If there is a recovery in this case, including under the proposed Settlement, you will not share in that recovery.

Object to the Settlement

March 8, 2021

Tell the court why you believe the proposed Settlement is unfair, unreasonable or inadequate.

You may file a written objection and/or appear at the Final Approval Hearing to tell the Court why you believe the proposed Settlement is unfair, unreasonable, or inadequate. If you ask to be excluded from the Class (i.e., “opt out”), you may not file an objection.

Do Nothing

No Deadline

Stay in this lawsuit. Await the outcome. Give up certain rights.

By doing nothing, you will get no cash payment, but if the Settlement is approved, you will be giving up any right you may have to sue Monsanto separately about the same legal claims in this lawsuit.

Dates and Deadlines

Claim Deadline

February 16, 2021

Exclusion Deadline

February 16, 2021

Objection deadline

March 8, 2021

Fairness Hearing

March 11, 2021