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PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
National Settlement Reached In Dog Treat Case
CHICAGO, May 30, 2014 – A nationwide class settlement was reached today between a group
of consumers and Waggin’ Train, LLC and Nestle Purina PetCare Company. If given Court
approval, the agreement would resolve disputed claims related to Waggin’ Train and Canyon
Creek Ranch dog treats made in China.
The settlement creates a settlement fund of $6,500,000, and establishes procedures that would
permit consumers to submit claims for monetary relief. The agreement also requires Nestle
Purina to undertake enhanced quality assurance measures and modify certain language on its
packaging. Full details on the settlement are described in the written agreement filed with the
Court, which is attached to this release.
Neither Waggin’ Train, Nestle Purina nor any of the consumers concede that their claims, or
defenses, were not valid. All parties entered into the agreement only to bring the litigation to a
prompt and certain resolution.
This agreement is subject to the approval of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of
Illinois, and a final fairness hearing to be scheduled by the Court. Consumers will be given
notice of the settlement, and the date of the final hearing, after the Court approves the notice plan
proposed by the parties.
The cases being settled are Adkins v. Nestle Purina PetCare Company et al, No. 12-cv-2871
(N.D. Ill.); Gandara v. Nestle Purina PetCare Company et al, No. 13-cv-4159 (N.D. Ill.); and
Matin v. Nestle Purina PetCare Company et al, No. 13-cv-1512 (N.D. Ill.).
If you have any questions about the settlement of these actions, please contact Thomas Soule at
(312) 739-4200, or Phong Tran at (800) 449-4900.