We all love our furry pets, and many pets are every bit as important to their owners as people are. This might sound crazy to some but it is very true. There has been a recent class action lawsuit against Nutro Ultra dog food regarding the amount of bacillus in their dog food. Nutro advertised on the packaging that they had done a guaranteed analysis of the amount of bacillus in their dog food.
However, it came to light as a result the lawsuit that they really had no way of knowing. So the company was forced to settle the lawsuit and finalize the case. In the settlement, they did not accept any liability but rather settled the case just to avoid the massive legal expenses that would have been incurred as a result of a long trial. These type of lawsuits can go on for years with multiple appeals and seemingly endless legal fees. It does raise suspicion, however, anytime a large company settles a lawsuit without contesting the charges. Although that certainly does not make them guilty.
You would be eligible to be listed as a plaintiff in the case if you purchased Nutro Ultra dog food between April 2007 in June 2009. The payoff is relatively minor, but if it is a matter of principle then you should pursue this case. There is more information at topclassactions.com if you choose to pursue this case.
These are some of the pet foods that were included in the case:
- Ultra Adult Dry
- Ultra Large Breed Puppy Dry
- Ultra Puppy Dry
- Ultra Large Breed Adult Dry
Overall, I think it is important that this case was pursuit to force the producers of pet toys and pet food to follow honest and accurate advertising. These type of lawsuits keep the large companies in check and remind them the importance of advertising that keeps people, and even animals, safe.