KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 28, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The following notice is being jointly issued by Richman Law Group, Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, P.C. and Winston & Strawn, LLP and has been authorized by the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, in Lisa Jones et al. v. Monsanto Company, et al. (No. 4:19-cv-00102-BP).
The parties have reached a Settlement that 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 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 Class Members 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.
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.
The time period during which purchases are included in this Settlement differs from state to state, depending on each state's statutes of limitations. Visit the Settlement Website at www.RoundupWGKSettlement.com to determine if your purchase is eligible for compensation.
What Does The Settlement Provide?
The proposed class action Settlement will provide the Class with $39,550,000 (thirty-nine million five hundred and fifty thousand dollars) of monetary relief to pay all aspects of the Settlement, including Class Members' claims, notice costs, administration costs, service awards of up to $2,500 to named plaintiffs, legal expenses, and attorneys' fees. If the Court approves the Settlement and you have not excluded yourself as described below, you will be bound by the Settlement and barred from suing Monsanto and related entities for the claims released in the Settlement. The Released Claims are described in detail at www.RoundupWGKSettlement.com.
What Are My Rights And Options?
Make a Claim. Class Members must submit a claim by going to www.RoundupWGKSettlement.com and submitting (or printing and mailing) a claim form. Class Members may make a claim by submitting either proof(s) of purchase or an affirmation under penalty of perjury of the identity and quantity purchased. Any person who received a full refund is excluded from the Class definition. The deadline to postmark or submit your claim online is September 11, 2020.
Other Options. The purpose of this Notice is to inform you of this lawsuit so you can make an informed decision as to whether you should remain in or opt out of this Settlement. Your legal rights are affected, and you have a choice to make now. If you do not want to be legally bound by the Settlement, you must exclude yourself by September 11, 2020. If you do not exclude yourself, you will release any claims you may have, as more fully described in the Settlement Agreement, available at the Settlement Website. You may remain a Settlement Class Member and object to the Settlement by November 5, 2020. You may choose to pay for and be represented by a lawyer who may send the objection for you. The website explains how to exclude yourself or object.
The Court will hold a Final Approval Hearing on November 9, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 7A of the Charles Evans Whittaker U.S. Courthouse, 400 E. 9th Street, Kansas City, Missouri 64106 to consider whether to approve the Settlement, attorneys' fees and expenses, and the Class Representative Service Award. You may ask the Court to appear at the Fairness Hearing, but you don't have to do so.
How Can I Get More Information?
Visit the Settlement Website at www.RoundupWGKSettlement.com, contact the Claims Administrator at (833) 909-2007, or contact Class Counsel at (718) 705-4579.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL OR WRITE THE COURT FOR INFORMATION OR ADVICE.
SOURCE Richman Law Group, Baum, Hedlund, Aristei & Goldman, P.C. and Winston & Strawn, LLP