Renowned consumer protection law firm, Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP, has initiated a $2.6 billion class action lawsuit, KetoNatural Pet Foods v. Hill's Pet Nutrition. The legal action alleges a coordinated scheme by Hill's and affiliated entities to falsely link grain-free dog foods to canine heart disease, manipulating an FDA investigation through fraud.
According to Thomas Burt, a partner at Wolf Haldenstein, this lawsuit marks the largest damages sought in the history of the U.S. pet food industry. The suit contends that Hill's misled pet owners, influenced the FDA investigation and caused market panic, resulting in financial harm to smaller pet food brands, such as KetoNatural. Burt encourages affected parties to contact their offices for potential claims against Hill's and co-conspirators.