Champion Gets Fraud Claims Trimmed In Pet Food Case

Law360 (July 30, 2020, 7:57 PM EDT) -- Champion Petfoods on Wednesday won the dismissal of fraud claims in a proposed class action in Washington federal court alleging it mislabeled its pet food and hid the presence of heavy metals, saying that the company didn't have a duty to disclose "non-conforming" ingredients.

U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez said that under Washington law, a claim for fraudulent concealment is based on a duty to disclose, siding with the pet food company's argument that its relationship with the plaintiffs didn't give rise to that duty. The judge said that plaintiffs Holly Rydman and Serin Ngai didn't claim a factual basis...

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