ST. LOUIS — Consumers are suing Monsanto Co., Osborn & Barr Communications Inc., and Osborn & Barr Holdings Inc., herbicide manufacturer and dealers, citing alleged failure to warn and negligence.

Marilyn Crump, Thomas Batz, Carl Bauhof and others filed a complaint on Dec. 29 in the St. Louis Circuit Court against the defendants alleging that they falsely represented that Roundup is biodegradable and safe for humans and the environment.

According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that as a result of their exposure to Roundup, an herbicide that contains the active ingredient glyphosate, they were caused to suffer grave injuries, physical pain and discomfort, economic hardship, and medical care and treatment expenses. 

The plaintiffs hold the defendants responsible because they allegedly negligently manufactured and distributed Roundup with full knowledge that it was dangerous and defective, and failed to provide adequate warnings and proper directions about the dangers associated with it.

The plaintiffs request a trial by jury; and seek compensatory and punitive damages in excess of $25,000, plus interest, costs, and all further relief that the court may deem just and proper. They are represented by R. Brent Wisner, Michael L. Baum, Pedram Esfandiary and Frances M. Phares of Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman PC in Los Angeles; and Nicholas R. Rockforte, Christopher L. Coffin and Evan P. Fontenot of Pendley, Baudin & Coffin LLP in Plaquemine, Louisiana.

St. Louis Circuit Court case number 1822-CC00001




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