Michael Abella Sep. 9, 2016, 8:17am


CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) — A consumer is suing a pet foods distributor, alleging unfair or deceptive business practices.

Dale Sabo filed a class action lawsuit, individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated, Aug. 31, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Wellpet LLC alleging violation of the Federal Trade Commission Act.

According to the complaint, between November 2014 and July 2016, Sabo purchased Wellness Large Breed Puppy and Adult Foods at Petco stores in South Elgin and Batavia. The suit says Sabo suffered financial damages for paying a premium for product that he believed made in the United States when, in fact, it is not. 

Sabo alleges Wellpet made an unqualified representation that their products are made in the United States and violated fundamental principles of justice, equity and good conscience.

Sabo seeks trial by jury, an order certifying this case as a multistate class action, appointing the plaintiff’s counsel as class counsel, an injunction ordering defendant to stop violating the law, compensatory and punitive damages, attorney fees, costs and any further relief. He is represented by attorney John E. Norris of Davis & Norris LLP in Birmingham, Alabama.

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Case number 1:16-cv-08550

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