Weeks v. Home Depot U.S.A., Inc.

August 5, 2019
Not judged
United States, Central District of California

James Weeks
Home Depot
Gillian L. Wade, Sara D. Avila, Marc A. Castaneda

Civil court
Class action, Jury
Herbicide, Glyphosate, Roundup
An order certifying that the action may be maintained as a Class Act; An order enjoining Defendant from pursuing the policies, acts, and practices complained of herein and requiring Defendants to pay restitution to Plaintiffs and all members of the Class; Reasonable attorneys' fees; Costs of this suit. Trial by jury.
District Court of Central District of California, United States

The complaint is about the lack of warnings on containers of Roundup and its formulations with regard to the health risks associated with using the herbicide. The only warning on Roundup’s label states, “keep out of reach of children,” and identifies that the product may cause “moderate eye irritation” while it is probably carcinogenic. Reasonable consumers would not have bought Roundup had they known its use came with carcinogenic risks. For the same reasons, plaintif filed another class action against Lowe’s Home Centers (2:19-cv-6828). On Dec. 13, 2019, Home Depot files a motion to toss the class action, but it is rejected by the judge on Jan. 21, 2020.