A class action lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California claiming General Mills Inc. sold Cheerios containing glyphosate, a herbicide chemical used in weed killers such as Roundup.
The lawsuit was filed by Plaintiff Natasha Paracha and is entitled Paracha v. General Mills Inc.
The Cheerios Herbicide Class Action Lawsuit is listed as case number 2:18-cv-07659. The lawsuit cites the following General Mills products as containing glyphosate: Cheerios, Nature Valley Granola Bars, and Lucky Charms.
Paracha claims that General Mills knew about the glyphosate issue but did not warn consumers.
The Cheerios Herbicide Class Action Lawsuit contains two class:
- Anyone living in the states of California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, and Washington who bought a qualifying product.
- California specific class of consumers from the golden state who purchased the General Mills products.
The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California has appointed attorneys Patricia N. Syverson, Manfred P. Muecke, Elaine A. Ryan, and Carrie A. Laliberte of Bonnett Fairbourn Friedman & Balint PC; and Stewart M. Weltman, Todd L. McLawhorn and Michael Chang of Siprut PC to represent Plaintiff Natasha Paracha in the Cheerios Herbicide Class Action Lawsuit.