Roundup Concentrate Settlement
Processed by Dahl Administration
UPDATE (9/16/2019): The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the lower court’s approval of the settlement on August 20, 2019. The objector, however, filed a request to have the appeal heard by the entire Eighth Circuit. That request is pending. Payments will be delayed until the resolution of this request. The website will be updated with further information when it becomes available.
A Settlement resolves a class action lawsuit pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri (the “Court”) against Monsanto Company, the manufacturer of Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer Concentrate Plus or Roundup® Weed & Grass Killer Super Concentrate. The lawsuit alleges that Monsanto advertised these Roundup® products as making more spray solution than the products were capable of making. Monsanto denies these allegations and any wrongdoing. The two sides disagree on what relief, and how much, could have been won, if any, if the Class won at trial. The Settlement avoids costs and risks to you from continuing the lawsuit, provides relief to affected persons like you, and releases Monsanto and others from liability for the related claims.
If you purchased any of the above two Roundup® Concentrate products in the sizes listed below, for your own personal or household use, you may be a member of the settling Class. You have the right to know about the proposed Settlement and about all of your options before the Court decides whether to approve the Settlement.
The proposed class action Settlement will provide the Class with $21,500,000 (twenty-one million, five hundred thousand dollars) of monetary relief to pay all aspects of Settlement (the “Common Fund”), including Class Member claims, Notice, administration, Plaintiffs incentive awards, legal expenses, and attorneys’ fees.
Class Members will be able to make claims for refunds for the Roundup® Concentrates listed below equivalent to approximately one-half (50%) of their weighted average retail price (after rounding) during the relevant Class Period. Claims are limited to 20 units per household. If claims exceed the amount left in the Common Fund after all other expenses are deducted, the amount refunded will be reduced pro rata. If funds remain in the Common Fund after all claims and expenses, any remaining amounts will be donated cy pres to one or more Court-approved organizations. A list of potential cy pres recipients can be found HERE. The specific refund amounts are as follows:
|Roundup® Product||Weighted Average
|Super Concentrate 35.2 oz.||$42.48||$21|
|Super Concentrate 53.7 oz. (0.42 gal.)||$62.88||$31|
|Super Concentrate 64 oz. (1/2 gal.)||$72.64||$36|
|Super Concentrate 128 oz. (1 gal.)||$105.85||$53|
|Concentrate Plus 32 oz. (1 qt.)||$21.31||$11|
|Concentrate Plus 36.8 oz.||$22.97||$11.50|
|Concentrate Plus 40 oz.||$26.40||$13|
|Concentrate Plus 64 oz. (1/2 gal.)||$44.54||$22|
To learn more about the terms of the proposed settlement, your options, and how your legal rights may be affected, please review the Detailed Notice, Settlement Documents and answers to the Frequently Asked Questions provided on this website.