Blue Buffalo Supplier's Claims Trimmed In Pet Food Suit

Law360, New York (September 28, 2016, 3:07 PM EDT) -- A pet food ingredient broker must face some of a supplier's claims seeking repayment for any liability stemming from poultry byproduct sold to Blue Buffalo, which itself was targeted by Purina for false advertising, though a Missouri judge on Tuesday did trim claims against the broker company's executives.

U.S. District Judge Rodney W. Sippel mostly shot down a bid by broker Diversified Ingredient Inc. to escape claims by ingredient supplier Wilbur-Ellis Co., which alleged that Diversified owed it contribution and equitable indemnity for any liability Wilbur-Ellis was found to owe Blue Buffalo Co. in the poultry byproduct dispute, which originally began...

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