Seven different class action lawsuits brought against Blue Buffalo from across the U.S. were combined into a single jurisdiction in Missouri after laboratory testing (performed at
the request of pet food giant, Purina) proved that the pet food, which claimed to use absolutely no by-products actually contained by-product meal.
Blue Buffalo Pet Products, Inc. announced on Thursday that its subsidiary Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd. has entered into a settlement agreement in the class action lawsuits brought on behalf of consumers and consolidated in the Multi-District Litigation pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.
Blue Buffalo continues to deny any wrongdoing, and has agreed to the $32 million settlement to eliminate the uncertainties, burden, and expense of further litigation.
Under the terms of the agreement, Blue Buffalo will pay $32 million into a settlement fund to settle the claims of the plaintiff class. Any attorneys’ fees awarded by the court and all costs of notice and claims administration will be paid from the settlement fund.