9th Circ. Refuses To Certify Pet Food Class Action

Law360, New York (January 6, 2010, 7:15 PM EST) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's denial of certification for a putative class action alleging Natural Balance Pet Foods Inc. mislabeled pet food products as being made in the U.S. instead of China, but has allowed the case to proceed in state court in California.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Wednesday agreed with a district court’s decision not to certify a nationwide class of individuals who purchased the allegedly mislabeled pet food, but vacated the court’s dismissal because...
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