Costco Wholesale Corp. and Diamond Pet Foods Inc. have reportedly agreed to settle a class action lawsuit for $2 million over dog foods that allegedly caused a salmonella outbreak that sickened a number of pets.
A woman who purchased Kirkland Signature Nature’s Domain pet food at a store in Westbury, N.Y. initiated the case.
The woman’s dog reportedly died after eating the product, which was manufactured at a plant in Gaston, S.C.
The woman filed the lawsuit at a federal court in Brooklyn and alleged negligence, breach of warranty, product liability, unjust enrichment and violations of state law. Diamond reportedly had to make three recalls of pet foods between 2011 and 2012.
Diamond also manufacturers several other pet food products including: Chicken Soup for the Pet Lover’s Soul, Country Value, Diamond Naturals, Premium Edge, Professional, 4Health and Taste of the Wild.
It is unfortunate that animals had to suffer because of the alleged negligence of this manufacturer.
A class action lawsuit is a representative case in which one or many individuals sustained damages in similar situations and sue on behalf of themselves and all others who have been injured by the acts of a defendant.
If you have had a loved one injured or wronged by a company, and you have interest in speaking with an attorney about a potential class action lawsuit, please contact Gary S. Graifman, Esq. toll free at (800) 711-5258 to schedule a consultation.
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