8th Circ. Upholds Blue Buffalo $32M Pet Food False Ad Deal

By Rachel Graf (July 5, 2017, 6:18 PM EDT) -- An Eighth Circuit panel on Wednesday upheld a ruling that found a $32 million settlement between Blue Buffalo Co. Ltd. and a class of consumers was fair, in a case alleging the pet food maker misrepresented its products as free of chicken or poultry by-product meal.

A three-judge panel said the four members of the settlement class who appealed the lower court's decision — Paul Lopez, Pamela McCoy, Caroline Nadola and Gary W. Sibley — failed to prove the settlement wasn't fair, reasonable and adequate. The court determined the $8 million in attorneys' fees were fair as well, as they were in line with those...

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