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Pet food makers sued over allegedly mislabeling products

By Robbie Hargett | Jan 15, 2016


SAN JOSE, Calif. (Legal Newsline) – A Ventura County, California man is suing several pet food manufacturers and sellers over claims they falsely labeled certain products as being made in the U.S.

Sean Randall, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class-action lawsuit Jan. 7 in the Western Division of the Northern District of California against Merrick Pet Care, doing business as Castor and Pollux Natural Petworks LLC; Pet Appeal One LLC, also known as Castor and Pollux Natural Petworks LLC; Nestle USA; Nestle Purina Petcare; and Does 1-10, alleging violations of California's Unfair Competition Law and California's Consumer Legal Remedies Act.

The suit states the defendants falsely labeled certain dog and cat food and treat products as made in the U.S., when these products allegedly include vitamin, mineral and amino acid packs that contain ingredients sourced outside the U.S.

Randall and others in the class seek injunction, monetary relief, interests, and attorney fees and costs, together to exceed $5 million. They are represented by attorneys Eustace de Saint Phalle and Joseph R. Lucia of Rains Lucia Stern in San Francisco, and by attorney John E. Norris of Davis & Norris in Birmingham, Alabama.

Western Division of the Northern District of California Case number 2:16-CV-00139-FMO-AS

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