Parties Seek Stay In Pet Food MDL Pending Mediation

Law360, New York (September 24, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Pet owners who are suing major U.S. pet food manufacturers and retailers for allegedly killing their animals with tainted food have joined forces with their combatants to ask a New Jersey federal court to stay multidistrict litigation in light of settlement talks.

Attorneys for the parties filed a brief on Friday requesting a stay of MDL proceedings for 90 days to give the parties time to reach a global resolution of the case through voluntary non-binding mediation.

The brief said the “mediation will have the best...
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