BREAKING: Pet Food Company Agrees to Pay Millions to Settle Class Action Lawsuits

Seven different class action lawsuits brought against Blue Buffalo from across the U.S. were combined into a single jurisdiction in Missouri after laboratory testing (performed at
the request of pet food giant, Purina) proved that the pet food, which claimed to use absolutely no by-products actually contained by-product meal.

Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. announced on Thursday that its subsidiary Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd. has entered into a settlement agreement in the class action lawsuits brought on behalf of consumers and consolidated in the Multi-District Litigation pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.

Blue Buffalo blames a former ingredient supplier for the “misconduct” which ultimately led to product mis-labeling and false advertising. Consumers involved in the lawsuit claim to have spent a premium on the food as a direct result of Blue Buffalo’s false claims.

Blue Buffalo continues to deny any wrongdoing, and has agreed to the $32 million settlement to eliminate the uncertainties, burden, and expense of further litigation.

Under the terms of the agreement, Blue Buffalo will pay $32 million into a settlement fund to settle the claims of the plaintiff class. Any attorneys’ fees awarded by the court and all costs of notice and claims administration will be paid from the settlement fund. 

The amount that each class member who submits a claim for reimbursement will receive will depend on the total amount of  Blue Buffalo products purchased by the claimant during the class period and certain other conditions.

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