8th Circ. Asked To Revisit $32M Blue Buffalo False Ad Deal

By Sophia Morris (July 20, 2017, 7:03 PM EDT) -- A class member told the Eighth Circuit on Wednesday that the panel was wrong to uphold a ruling that approved a $32 million settlement between Blue Buffalo Co. Ltd. and a class of consumers in a pet food false advertising suit, urging the court to grant his request for an en banc rehearing.

Gary W. Sibley, a class member who appealed the district court's approval of the settlement and the $8 million in attorneys' fees awarded to class counsel, argues that the three-judge panel of the circuit court wrongly deemed the deal fair and reasonable in their July 5 ruling. He says that...

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