Settlement Structure: Claims Made
Closed Settlement Statement:
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.Case Summary:
The defendants in this case—Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Co., Nutripack, LLC, Against the Grain Pet Foods, and Sher Services Co.—are paying a little more than a half a million dollars to settle a class action centering around three of their products; Evanger’s Hunk of Beef, Evanger’s Braised Beef, and Against the Grain pulled Beef with Gravy. The complaint claimed the companies improperly represented their pet foods as “human-grade,” produced in USDA-inspected facilities, or containing USDA-inspected meats—in other words, as “people food for pets.” However, the complaint claims that, in actuality, the three products named injured their dogs. Evanger’s recalled the three products in 2017 when it discovered that a former supplier had provided to the company meat that contained pentobarbitol.Docket Number:
Filing Deadline: April 8, 2020
Class Period: December 1, 2015 to June 30, 2017
Objection Deadline: April 8, 2020
Exclusion Deadline: April 8, 2020
Final Approval Hearing: June 12, 2020Proof of Purchase:
You do not need to provide proof to get three free cans of Evanger’s or Against the Grain products. You must provide proof of purchase in order to get a cash payment or reimbursement of veterinary expenses for a sickness resulting from eating any of the three products.Eligibility:
You may be eligible if you are a person in the US who bought Evanger’s Hunk of Beef, Evanger’s Braised Beef, or Against the Grain Pulled Beef with Gravy between December 1, 2015 and June 30, 2017.Typical Settlement Amount:
Varies. (1) Three free cans of Evanger’s or Against the Grain products. (2) Cash awards for 25% of verified purchases of the three products or a certificate for 50% of the verified amount. (3) Reimbursement of verified veterinary expenses incurred treating a pentobarbitol illness because your pet ate one of the three products. Final amounts depend on the number of valid claims filed and other factors.
Total Settlement Amount: $545,500Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Andersen Sleater Sianni LLC
Terrell Marshall Daudt & Willie PLLC
Claim Form: Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Settlement Claim Form
Case Name: Mael v. Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Co.
Settlement Website: Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Settlement Website
CPT Group, Inc.
Mael v. Evanger’s Dog and Cat Food Co. Inc., et al. Settlement Administrator
c/o CPT Group Inc.
50 Corporate Park
Irvine, CA 92606