Nutro Ultra Dog Food Class Action Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

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:

Nutro has agreed to settle in regards to the claim of falsely advertising the amount of Bacillus in their Ulta brand dog food and treats. The product carried a 'Guaranteed Analysis' label indicating a certain level of Bacillus to consumers. The lawsuit alleges the dog food products were incapable of forming live Bacillus, and consumers were overcharged for the actual product's false claims.

Docket Number:


Company: Nutro

Filing Deadline: October 18, 2015

Class Period: April 1, 2007 to April 30, 2011

Objection Deadline: October 18, 2015

Exclusion Deadline: October 18, 2015

Final Approval Hearing: December 7, 2015

Proof of Purchase:

No, but class members who file claims must indicate that they saw and relied upon a “Guaranteed Analysis” that included a reference to Bacillus when they purchased the product.


Class members of the Nutro Ultra settlement include all persons in the United States (excluding California residents) who purchased the following Ultra brand dry dog kibble between April 1, 2007 and June 30, 2009, or Ultra brand dog biscuits between April 1, 2007 and April 30, 2011 that contained a “Guaranteed Analysis” regarding the amount of BacillusSpecies contained therein:

Ultra Adult Dry
Ultra Large Breed Adult Dry
Ultra Large Breed Puppy Dry
Ultra Puppy Dry
Ultra Senior Dry
Ultra Small Breed Adult Dry
Ultra Weight Management Dry
Ultra Adult Biscuits
Ultra Puppy Biscuits
Ultra Senior Biscuits
Ultra Weight Management Biscuits

Typical Settlement Amount:

$2 cash, $5 gift certificate, or $5 donation

Total Settlement Amount: $500,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:


Law Firm:
Del Mar Law Group

Claim Form:

Case Name: Damian Monteleone v. The Nutro Company, et al.

Settlement Website:

Claims Administrator:
Garden City Group, LLC

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Ultra Dog Food Class Action
c/o GCG
P.O. Box 35100
Seattle, WA 98124-1100
FAX: 206-876-5201

Tags: Deceptive Advertising, Deceptive Labels