UPDATE: On March 31, 2023, the Court entered a Final Order and Judgment approving the Settlement, awarding Attorneys’ Fees and Costs, and Incentive Awards. On April 21, 2023, a Notice of Appeal was filed to the Order granting Final Approval of the Settlement. Payments cannot be issued until all appeals are resolved.
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.
This Settlement resolves a class action lawsuit, Scott Gilmore et al. v. Monsanto Company, et al. (No. 3:21-cv-8159), pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (the “Court”) against Monsanto Company, the manufacturer of certain Roundup®, Ace®, and HDX® weed and grass killer products (the “Products”).
The lawsuit alleges that Monsanto falsely advertised and promoted the Products by failing to disclose that they, and their active ingredient, glyphosate, could potentially cause cancer or other adverse health effects. Monsanto denies these allegations and any wrongdoing. The Settlement avoids costs and risks from continuing the lawsuit, provides relief to purchasers of the Products during the relevant time period, and releases Monsanto and others from liability for related claims.
You may be a Settlement Class Member entitled to a cash payment if you purchased certain Roundup®, HDX®, or Ace® brand weed and grass killer products containing glyphosate sold by consumer retailers during the relevant time period. This case is not a personal-injury case. Plaintiffs do not allege that they were injured or became ill from exposure to the Products. You do not have to have suffered personal injury to be a member of the Settlement Class or to file a claim. If you purchased any of the Products during the Class Period for purposes other than resale or distribution, you are in the Settlement Class and can make a claim.
Your Legal Rights and Options
Option and Deadline
Your Legal Rights
Submit a Claim
|This is the only way to get a cash payment. Claim Form must be submitted online or mailed to the Claims Administrator by the Claims Deadline.
Exclude Yourself (Opt Out)
|Get out of this settlement. Get no benefit from it. Keep your rights.
If you ask to be excluded (opt out), you will not be bound by this Settlement and will keep any right you might have to sue Monsanto separately or participate in another lawsuit about the same legal claims in this lawsuit. If there is a recovery from the proposed Settlement, you will not share in that recovery. For instructions on how to exclude yourself, see Question 10 of the FAQ page.
Object to the Settlement
|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. You may still file a claim even if you object. If you ask to be excluded from the Class (opt out), you may not file an objection or a claim. For instructions on how to object, see Question 12 of the FAQ page.
Attend the fairness Hearing
January 12, 2023 at 2:00 PM
|If you filed a written objection, you may speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.
|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.