Shaw v. Diamond Pet Foods

United States District Court, Western District of Washington

Case No. 2:20-cv-01620-RAJ


If You Bought a Diamond Pet Foods Product Any Time Prior to May 3, 2021

YOU MAY BE ENTITILED TO RECEIVE MONEY FROM A CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT.



A court authorized  this Notice.  This is not a solicitation from a lawyer.

READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY.  YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS ARE AFFECTED WHETHER
YOU ACT OR DO NOT ACT.

There is a Proposed Settlement in a class actin lawsuit that claims Diamond Pet Foods violated state laws regarding the labeling and marketing of certain Diamond per food products (see FAQ 2).  Diamond denies it did anything wrong and denies all of the claims made in this lawsuit.  The  Court did not rule in favor of either party.  Instead, the Parties agreed to a Proposed Settlement in order to avoid the expense and risks of continuing the lawsuit.  Full details about the proposed Settlement are available in the Documents section of this website. 

Anyone residing in the United States or U.S. territories who bought one or more qualifying Diamond pet food products in the United States or U.S. territories, referred to as the "product:" or "Products" and listed  in FAQ 6, at any time after March 12, 2017 and prior to May 3, 2021, is affected by the Proposed Settlement.

Eligible purchasers may be entitled to a payment of up to $100 if you have Proof of Purchase, or a payments of $5 if you do not have Proof of Purchase.

The Proposed Settlement will provide: (1) money to eligible Class Members who make claims, (2) the costs of notice and administration, (3) an Incentive Award to the named Plaintiffs, and (4) Attorneys' Fees and Expenses to Class Counsel.

Your legal rights are affected whether you act of not.  Read this website carefully because it explains decisions you must make and actions you must take now.


SUMMARY OF YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS PROPOSED SETTLEMENT

DO NOTHING
Get no payment. Give up your rights to sue Defendant regarding any of the claims at issue in this case.
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM
Receive a payment if a valid Claim Form is submitted by October 4, 2021.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF FROM THE CLASS
Receive no money but keep the right to participate in another lawsuit against Defendant about the claims and products at issue in this case. You must send in a written request to be excluded by July 30, 2021 in order to be excluded.
OBJECT TO THE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT
You can write to the Court by July 30, 2021 to explain why you think the Settlement is not fair or reasonable or that it is otherwise improper.
GO TO A HEARING
If you file a written objection, you can ask by July 30, 2021 to speak in Court about the fairness of the Proposed Settlement. Even if you don’t wish to object, you can also appear at the hearing by filing a Notice of Appearance by July 30, 2021.


These rights and options - and the deadlines to exercise them - are explained in the Notice.  The deadlines may be moved, cancelled or otherwise modified.  Consult this Settlement Website regularly for updates and further details.

The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to finally approve the Proposed Settlement.  If the Settlement is approved by the Court, payment will take several months.  Please be patient.  If you do not exclude yourself from the Class, the Proposed Settlement (if approved) will release certain claims and will affect your right to start or continue any other lawsuit or proceeding involving the Products.  The release is set forth in an agreement, called the "Settlement," available on this website.

This website is authorized by the Court, supervised by counsel and controlled by the Settlement Administrator approved by the Court. This is the only authorized website for this case.

Call
844-367-8809
Mail
Shaw v. Diamond Pet Foods, LLC c/o Settlement Administrator
P.O. Box 125
Warminster, PA 18974-0125

Documents

Please read for a full explanation of the settlement and your options and all applicable timelines.

Contact

Contact us with any inquiries, comments, and/or requests.

Submit Claim

Click here to safely and securely submit a Claim Form.

Important Dates

  • Exclusion Deadline.

    Friday, July 30, 2021 You must complete and mail your request for exclusion form so that it is received no later than Friday, July 30, 2021.
  • Objection Deadline.

    Friday, July 30, 2021 You must mail your objection(s) and/or notice of intent to appear at the Final Approval Hearing so that it/they are received no later than  Friday, July 30, 2021.
  • Claim Form Deadline.

    Monday, October 4, 2021

    You must submit your Claim Form on-line no later than 11:59 p.m. PT on Friday, October 4, 2021, or mail your completed paper Claim Form so that it is postmarked no later than  October 4, 2021.

  • Final Approval Hearing Date.

    Friday, August 20, 2021 The Final Approval Hearing is scheduled for August 20, 2021. Please check this website for updates.

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