Monsanto To Pay Up To $45M To End Roundup Labeling Suits

By Dorothy Atkins (June 14, 2021, 9:45 PM EDT) -- A group of consumers asked a Delaware federal court Monday to preliminarily approve a deal under which Monsanto Co. has agreed to pay up to $45 million to resolve nationwide proposed class claims alleging the agrochemical giant fraudulently marketed its weed killer Roundup without disclosing its potential cancer links.

In a motion for preliminary settlement approval, the proposed class of consumers told U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika that under the deal attorneys will ask for up to 25% in fees, while consumers can seek to recover 20% of the average retail price of Roundup products they purchased, which would range between...

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