The Blue Buffalo cat food recall is one of the largest in pet food history. It caused more than 100,000 cats and dogs to become ill. Despite this, consumers have continued to buy the company’s products. In September 2014, Nestle Purina filed a lawsuit against the company, alleging false advertising and promoting cat food. During the trial, the plaintiffs argued that the claim that the cat food was made with “no poultry by-products” was not true.
In response to this lawsuit, Purina filed a motion for pre-trial discovery, a phase of litigation in which litigants gather evidence to support their claims.
The first phase of the case involved the vilification of a specific ingredient. This is called the “incremental method” in the pet food industry. The company claimed that it never used poultry by-product meal in its pet food. After the hearing, Purina requested an extension of time to file its lawsuit. In addition to the company, several ingredient suppliers were named in the suit. However, despite the court’s delay, consumers are still uninformed about this component of Blue Buffalo cat food.
The defendants in the lawsuit have denied the claims of the consumer. They maintain that Blue Buffalo knew about the ingredient, but chose to not disclose the information to consumers. The company is appealing the ruling and is seeking additional time to file its lawsuit. To help the consumer, the plaintiffs have filed a civil suit in federal court, naming the suppliers of the food’s ingredients. As an example, Blue Buffalo’s ingredient broker, Diversified Ingredients, claims that the company sold pet food containing by-product meals to the public. The allegations are unsubstantiated by the email exchanges.
The plaintiffs in the Blue Buffalo cat food lawsuit have claimed that the company was misleading consumers.
The company advertised that its products did not contain poultry by-product meals. This claim was unfounded and the food contained a significant amount of chicken by-product meal. Blue Buffalo and Nestle Purina Petcare have no idea when they stopped using this ingredient in their cat food. The companies have been sued since 2011.
Many people are filing lawsuits against Blue Buffalo because they were unhappy with the company’s product. A class-action lawsuit can result in a settlement of up to $32 million. This is a major victory for both Blue Buffalo and consumers. In addition to settling claims against the company, the plaintiffs’ attorneys received a judgment that amounted to $500,000 in damages. This was a very significant victory for the companies and the consumers.
The company has also agreed to settle the plaintiffs’ lawsuit in a separate class-action suit.
The Blue Buffalo cat food lawsuit was filed by a man who had suffered blood poisoning while eating the product. He had been diagnosed with lead poisoning and he was suffering from high blood pressure and heart disease. The defendants pleaded guilty to all charges and had the lawsuit dismissed. The jury found no cause for the suit and the plaintiffs were not compensated.
If you’ve purchased Blue Buffalo cat food, it is important to check the ingredients in the food.
Many people have suffered from allergic reactions and digestive problems from cat food. If you’ve purchased Blue Buffalo cat foods in the past, you should be aware of your rights under state and federal law. You can file a claim for compensation if you’ve noticed problems with the ingredients in the product. If you’ve had a similar experience, you should contact the law firm to discuss your options.
While the company’s claims are not yet final, the class-action lawsuit’s settlement includes $32 million. The Blue Buffalo cat food company was accused of mislabeling their products to avoid potential liability for poultry by-product meals. The plaintiffs also claim that the company sold pet foods containing the ingredient to consumers without making them aware of it. This is a violation of the law and should be corrected.