Natura Will Pay $2M For 'Human Grade' Pet Food Claims

Law360, New York (July 13, 2011, 7:09 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday gave preliminary approval to a $2.15 million settlement to resolve a putative class action accusing Natura Pet Products Inc. of falsely advertising its dog and cat food as fit for human consumption.

U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel found that the proposed settlement was “fair, proper, falls within the range of reasonableness and is presumptively valid” for an opt-out nationwide settlement class covering all Natura product purchasers from March 20, 2005, through July 8, 2011. The net settlement amount will be...
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