Costco, Diamond Pay $2M To Settle Dog Food Salmonella Suit

Law360, New York (January 29, 2014, 5:51 PM EST) -- Diamond Pet Foods Inc. and Costco Wholesale Corp. on Tuesday agreed to pay $2 million to settle a proposed class action over large recalls in 2012 of dog food linked to a salmonella outbreak that sickened pets and 14 people.

Plaintiff Barbara Marciano alleged one of her dogs died after eating pet food purchased at a Westbury, N.Y., Costco and manufactured at Diamond's plant in Gaston, S.C., where the outbreak began. Diamond pulled three brands of dog food off shelves in April 2012.

The settlement covers three groups of people: those who purchased but never used a recalled pet product; those...

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