A $2.15 million settlement against Natura Pet Products has been preliminarily approved. The lawsuit, filed in March 2009, alleges Natura misrepresented the quality of their pet food. Natura denies doing anything wrong. Final approval of the settlement is set for Feb. 17, 2012.
Here’s more from Pet Product News about the Natura pet food settlement,
The lawsuit, filed in March 2009, alleges Natura’s website and labeling contain “a large number of misleading and false statements relating primarily to assertions concerning the human-grade quality of its food.” The plaintiff alleged that these statements included such claims as “We only use ingredients you’d eat yourself,” “All of our human grade dog and cat foods are carefully cooked and tested…” and “Natura’s products use only human grade ingredients.”
As part of the settlement, which U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel preliminarily approved earlier this month, Natura would stop promoting its pet food products as human grade, human quality or as something that “you would eat yourself.”
Natura also would establish a $2.15 million settlement fund. The settlement fund will be used to make payments to class members, as well as cover attorneys’ fees, costs and expenses.
Class members include all U.S. residents who purchased any Natura product between March 20, 2005, and July 8, 2011. These products include Innova, Evo, California Natural, Healthwise, Mother Nature and Karma dog and cat food.
Visit www.petproductssettlement.com, for more about the Natura Pet Products Innova, EVO, California Natural, HealthWise, Mother Nature & Karma Dog or Cat food product class action lawsuit settlement, and for a claim form. You must file your claim by January 8, 2012 to be eligible for a settlement.