Preliminary Approval Denied in Roundup Class Action

A California judge recently denied a motion for preliminary approval of a settlement in a Roundup class action. The denial order says the settlement was not reasonable for one group supposedly covered by the settlement; those who used Roundup and have not been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma (“NHL”).

The court found that the proposed settlement would reduce or eliminate that group to seek appropriate damages if they should develop the disease. It would also require them to submit their claims to medical panels to decide whether Roundup was the direct cause should they develop the disease. The court said a new settlement proposal could be resubmitted if it “…reasonably protects the interests of Roundup users who have not been diagnosed with NHL…”

The case is Ramirez, et al. v. Monsanto Co., Case No. 3:19-cv-02224, In re: Roundup Products Liability Litigation, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

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Steve Larson

An experienced trial lawyer who handles both hourly and contingent fee cases, Steve has expertise in class actions, environmental clean-up litigation, antitrust litigation, securities litigation, corporate disputes, intellectual property disputes, unfair competition claims, and disputes involving family wealth. Steve regularly represents individuals and businesses in federal and state court and has obtained class-wide recovery in multiple class actions. A veteran practitioner, Steve’s clients value his creative approach to resolving complex litigation matters.


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