McKenzie Lake Lawyers LLP is pursuing a class action lawsuit against Monsanto Canada ULC, Monsanto Company, and Bayer Inc (the “Defendants”) on behalf of all individuals resident in Canada who have had “Significant Exposure” to glyphosate-based herbicides commonly branded as Roundup® that were distributed and sold across Canada by Monsanto Company and related entities.
The claim alleges that Significant Exposure to Roundup® products and their active ingredient, glyphosate, is associated with an increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The claim further alleges (1) that the Defendants knew or ought to have known about this increased risk and distributed and sold Roundup® products anyway; (2) that the Defendants misrepresented the safety of their Roundup® products and their active ingredient, glyphosate, to consumers; and, (3) that the Defendants failed to properly, adequately and fairly warn consumers about this increased risk of developing non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
“Significant Exposure” means the application of Roundup® on more than two occasions in a 12-month period and more than 10 occasions in a lifetime.
View a copy of the Amended Fresh as Amended Statement of Claim here.
Update (December 12, 2023):
We are pleased to announce that on December 8, 2023, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice certified this action as a class proceeding.
Class Members are now defined as:
- all individuals in Canada who have had Significant Exposure to Roundup®; and,
- all individuals in Canada who are the living spouse, child, grandchild, parent, grandparent, or sibling of a Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Class Member.
A Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Class Member is any Class Member who has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
View a copy of the certification decision here.
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