Monsanto PCBs 2023 class action settlement: Scam or Legit? Find Out!

Did you receive a notice from Monsanto? Did you receive a mail about a class action settlement to resolve Monsanto PCBs lawsuit? This review will help you partake in the class action settlement after confirming the authenticity of the mail.

What Is Monsanto PCBs Class Action Settlement?

The case is In Re: Monsanto Class Action Settlement. City of Long Beach, et al. v. Monsanto Company, et al. United States District Court, Central District of California – Western Division. Case No. 2:16-cv-03493-FMO-AS

What Is This Class Action All About?

Plaintiffs City of Long Beach, Mayor and City Council of Baltimore, City of Berkeley, City of Chula Vista, County of Los Angeles, City of Oakland, City of Portland, Port of Portland, City of San Diego, City of San Jose, and City of Spokane filed lawsuits against Defendant in district courts in their respective jurisdictions. In their complaints, Plaintiffs asserted that Defendant manufactured a class of industrial chemicals called polychlorinated biphenyls (“PCBs”) between the 1930s and 1977 and stated various causes of action against Defendant for alleged PCB-related impairments to the environment, including to water bodies.

Plaintiffs alleged that PCBs are present at sites and public properties, including in stormwater, stormwater and wastewater systems, water bodies, sediment, natural resources, fish and wildlife. Plaintiffs sought compensatory damages and injunctive and equitable relief.

On March 14, 2022, the Court entered an order certifying the Action as a class action, and specifically certifying a Nationwide Class.

The claims certified for class-action treatment include claims that Monsanto’s PCBs and PCB-containing products were defectively designed, that the risks of environmental harm associated with PCBs and PCB-containing products outweighed the benefits of their uses, that Monsanto failed to warn of the risks of harm associated with PCBs and PCB-containing products, and that Plaintiffs and the Settlement Class Members suffered property damage as a result of PCB contamination.

Who Is Eligible?

This settlement benefits all individuals who all NPDES Phase I and II city, town, village, borough, township, and independent port district MS4 permittees with jurisdictional boundaries within a HUC 12 Watershed that contains and/or is immediately adjoining a 303(d) water body impaired by PCBs and all NPDES Phase I and II county MS4 permittees with urbanized, unincorporated boundaries within a HUC 12 Watershed that contains and/or is immediately adjoining a 303(d) water body impaired by PCBs, as of June 24, 2020 only, but not later.

How To Be Part of This Settlement

For class member to partake in this settlement, class members must submit a valid claim form on the settlement website by January 23, 2023.

The deadline for the objection and exclusion for this settlement is July 25, 2022.

What Is The Pay For This Settlement?

In the Class Action Settlement Agreement between the parties, Monsanto has agreed to pay up to five hundred and fifty million dollars ($550,000,000) as the total and maximum dollar amount Monsanto will be obligated to pay as a net class benefit if the Court grants final approval and all other contingencies are met. This amount includes all payments (i) to Settlement Class Members in exchange for the Release as described in the Notice, and (ii) to the Plaintiffs as class-representative awards.

If you fail to file valid and timely claim form, by doing nothing, you will get no payment and you give up your rights in this case.


As you submit your claim to the settlement website, just like Optimum, Suddenlink class action settlement we have reviewed, you’re doing so under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. The Final Fairness Hearing is scheduled for September 1, 2022.

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