8th Circ. Upholds Monsanto's $21.5M Roundup Label Deal

By Emily Field (August 20, 2019, 3:56 PM EDT) -- The Eighth Circuit on Tuesday affirmed a $21.5 million settlement between Monsanto and a class of consumers over the labeling of its Roundup weedkiller, shooting down an objector's arguments that the size of the deal was inflated.

The panel rejected arguments to the deal brought by objector James Migliaccio, ending claims that Monsanto misled consumers about how much Roundup could be made from bottles of concentrate. Migliaccio had argued the lower court used "grossly inaccurate figures" that led it to misjudge the overall value of the settlement, but the circuit court found he failed to show those figures were flawed....

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