Purina Says Consumers' Beneful Dog Food Suit Has No Bite

By Shayna Posses (August 26, 2016, 4:48 PM EDT) -- Nestle Purina PetCare Co. asked a California federal court Thursday for a quick win in a proposed class action alleging dogs were killed or made seriously ill by Beneful brand dry food, saying the pet owners have no evidence the product caused any harm.

The dog owners trimmed their initial claims that toxic substances found in Beneful dry dog food killed or injured dogs as time went on, ultimately focusing on Purina's duty to disclose purported safety issues, the company said in a motion for summary judgment. However, Purina argued, a duty to disclose theory isn't a "magic bullet" that can...

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