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Eleventh Circuit Rejects "Fear of Glyphosate" Claim for Lack of Standing

June 5, 2020, Covington Alert

On May 20, 2020, the Eleventh Circuit in Doss v. General Mills, Inc. held that a consumer who bought a box of Cheerios containing allegedly "ultra-low levels of glyphosate" lacked Article III standing to sue General Mills. "Fear of Glyphosate" class actions against food manufacturers of this type have become increasingly common. While Doss is unpublished, it is the first circuit court opinion to decide such a case and should prove helpful authority for defendants facing similar cases.

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