A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit alleging Diamond Pet Foods manufactured and distributed certain petfood products that allegedly led to illness and death in some animals that consumed them. The lawsuit was first filed in 2012 by a customer who claimed the company's dog food caused one of her dogs to die and another to become ill.
There are three subclasses of class members:
All class members must submit a valid form by July 11, 2014, and a final hearing will be held on September 15, 2014.
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