Hartz Loses 2nd Bid To Scratch Flea Treatment Action

Law360, New York (August 24, 2011, 1:53 PM EDT) -- A New Jersey federal judge on Tuesday denied another request by Hartz Mountain Corp. to fully dismiss a putative class action brought by pet owners alleging its spot-on flea management product contains harmful pesticides and has been red-flagged by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

U.S. District Judge William Martini denied a reconsideration motion by Hartz, after granting the pet care manufacturer's partial dismissal motion May 26. In denying the request, the judge rejected Hartz's argument that he erred by finding the suit's claims were not preempted...
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