LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A California consumer is suing
a dog food manufacturer claiming its allegedly false and misleading product labeling for dog treats could pose a health hazard for pets.
Charlotte Docken, individually and on behalf of all others
similarly situated, filed a lawsuit May 28 in U.S. District Court for the
Central District of California against PetMatrix LLC and 20 unidentified
defendants, alleging consumer fraud and unfair competition.
Docken brought the action after her dog required surgery to
clear an abdominal obstruction, allegedly after consuming one of the defendant’s
According to the complaint, the PetMatrix Dream Bone dog
treats are advertised as having no rawhide and containing 99 percent digestible
ingredients. However, the plaintiff claims the treats actually contain a large
amount of partially or completely indigestible ingredients, allegedly with the
full knowledge of PetMatrix.
The plaintiff seeks a jury trial, restitution for any damages
class members suffered from using the product, as well as disgorgement of
profits from sale of the product, interest and litigation costs. She is
represented by attorney Todd M. Friedman of the Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman
in Beverly Hills.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case