Shaw v. Diamond Pet Foods

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The Court ordered that this Notice be given because you purchased Diamond grain-free pet food products before May 3, 2021 and have the right to know about a Proposed Settlement of a class action lawsuit, and about your rights and options, before the Court decides whether to finally approve the Proposed Settlement. You can follow the progress of the Settlement on this  Website.

This website explains: (1) this lawsuit, (2) the Proposed Settlement, (3) your legal rights, (4) what Benefits are available, (5) who is eligible for what Benefits under the Proposed Settlement, (6) how to get a Benefit, and (7) other important information.

Information about the Proposed Settlement is summarized below. The Settlement Agreement, called the “Settlement,” and available on this website, gives greater detail on the rights and duties of the Parties and Class Members.

PLEASE DO NOT TELEPHONE THE COURT OR THE COURT CLERK’S OFFICE TO INQUIRE ABOUT THIS SETTLEMENT OR THE CLAIM PROCESS.

If you are a Class member, your legal rights are affected whether you act or do not act, so please read this notice carefully.
The individuals who sued are called the “Plaintiffs.” Diamond is the “Defendant.” This lawsuit concerns claims that Defendant violated certain state laws and consumer protection statutes in connection with the sale, advertising, marketing, labeling, distribution, and manufacturing of certain Diamond grain-free pet food products. The lawsuit alleged that the labeling and marketing of certain Diamond products created the misleading impression among consumers that the Products were guaranteed free from any detectable levels of grain when lab tests allegedly detected these ingredients in the Products. Defendant denies all these claims.

The Court in charge of this lawsuit is the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington. The class action lawsuit is called Shaw et al., v. Schell & Kampeter, Inc. d/b/a Diamond Pet Foods, Case No. 2:20-CV-01620-RAJ.

Information about the Proposed Settlement is summarized on this website. More detail is provided in the Settlement Agreement, called the “Settlement,” and other documents (including the Second Amended Complaint), all available on this website.
In a class action, one or more people called “named Plaintiffs” or “Class Representatives” sue on behalf of themselves and other people whom they believe to have similar claims. Together, all of these people are referred to as the “Class.” A court resolves the claims of the entire Class in a class action, except for those who exclude themselves from the Class (FAQ 15).
The Court has not decided in favor of the Plaintiffs or Defendant. Instead, both sides have agreed to the Proposed Settlement. By agreeing to the Proposed Settlement, and if the Proposed Settlement is approved by the Court, they avoid the costs and uncertainty of a trial, and Class Members receive the benefits described in this Notice. The Proposed Settlement does not mean that any law was broken or that Defendant did anything wrong, or that the Plaintiffs and the Class would or would not win their case if it were to go to trial. The Parties believe that the Proposed Settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate and will provide a substantial benefit to the Class.
You are a member of the Class if:
  • You are residing in the United States or any U.S. territories (including, but not limited to, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the other territories and possessions of the United States); and
  • You purchased one or more qualifying Diamond pet food products (FAQ 6) in the United States or U.S. territories, after March 12, 2017 and prior to and including the May 3, 2021.
You are NOT a member of the Class if you:
  • Are an employee, director, officer, and/or agent of Diamond or its subsidiaries and affiliated companies;
  • Purchased the Products primarily for the purposes of resale;
  • Are the judge presiding over the class action, his immediate family, and/or a member of the Court staff;
  • Are a governmental entity; or
  • Timely and properly exclude yourself from the Class (FAQ 15).

The Products covered by this Proposed Settlement are:
  1. Taste of the Wild High Prairie Grain-Free Dry Dog Food
  2. Taste of the Wild High Prairie Puppy Formula Grain-Free Dry Dog Food
  3. Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream Grain-Free Dry Dog Food
  4. Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream Puppy
  5. Taste of the Wild Sierra Mountain Grain-Free Dry Dog Food
  6. Taste of the Wild Wetlands Grain-Free Dry Dog Food
  7. Taste of the Wild Southwest Canyon Grain-Free Dry Dog Food
  8. Taste of the Wild Pine Forest Grain-Free Dry Dog Food
  9. Taste of the Wild Appalachian Valley Small Breed Grain-Free Dry Dog Food
  10. Taste of the Wild High Prairie Canine Recipe with Bison in Gravy
  11. Taste of the Wild Pacific Stream Canine Formula with Salmon in Gravy
  12. Taste of the Wild Sierra Mountain Canine Recipe with Lamb in Gravy
  13. Taste of the Wild Southwest Canyon Canine Recipe with Beef in Gravy
  14. Taste of the Wild Wetlands Canine Formula with Fowl in Gravy
  15. Taste of the Wild Canyon River Feline Formula with Trout and Salmon in Gravy
  16. Taste of the Wild Rocky Mountain Feline Recipe with Salmon and Roasted Venison in Gravy
  17. Taste of the Wild PREY Angus Beef Formula Limited Ingredient Recipe Dry Dog Food
  18. Taste of the Wild PREY Trout Formula Limited Ingredient Recipe Dry Dog Food
  19. Taste of the Wild PREY Turkey Formula Limited Ingredient Recipe Dry Dog Food
  20. Kirkland Nature's Domain: Beef Meal & Sweet Potato Formula for Dogs
  21. Kirkland Nature's Domain: Turkey Meal & Sweet Potato Formula for Dogs
  22. Kirkland Nature's Domain: Salmon Meal & Sweet Potato Formula for Dogs
  23. Kirkland Nature's Domain Puppy: Chicken & Pea Formula
  24. Kirkland Nature's Domain: Small Breed Salmon & Lentil Formula for Dogs
  25. Kirkland Nature's Domain: Organic Chicken & Pea Formula for Dogs
If you are not sure whether you are a Class Member, or have any other questions about the Proposed Settlement, refer to this website or call the toll-free number, 844-367-8809. You may also send questions to the Settlement Administrator via the Contact Page of this website or via U.S. Mail at Shaw v Diamond Pet Foods, c/o Settlement Administrator, PO Box 125, Warminster, PA 18974-0131.
If the Proposed Settlement is approved and becomes final, it will provide benefits to Class Members. Defendant will (i) make payments to those Class Members who file Valid Claims by submitting a Claim Form (FAQ 12), (ii) pay for the costs associated with this Notice and administration of the Proposed Settlement, (iii) pay Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses for Class Counsel awarded by the Court (FAQ 21), and (iv) pay an Incentive Award to the named Plaintiffs awarded by the Court (FAQ 21).
If you have Proof of Purchase: If you submit Proof of Purchase of the Products listed in response to FAQ6, such as receipt(s), copies of receipts, or other documentation demonstrating your purchases of the listed Products after March 12, 2017 and before the May 3, 2021, with a timely and valid Claim Form, you will receive Ten Dollars ($10.00) for each Product Purchased with Proof of Purchase, for a total of up to One Hundred Dollars ($100.00).

If you do not have Proof of Purchase: If you purchased any of the Products listed in response to FAQ6 and do not have Proof of Purchase, and you submit a timely and valid Claim Form, you will receive a single payment of Five Dollars ($5.00).

The maximum amounts listed above are per Household. Individuals can submit a claim with Proof or Purchase or a claim without Proof of Purchase, but not both.


Unless you affirmatively exclude yourself from the Proposed Settlement in writing, you can’t sue the Defendant or be part of any other lawsuit against the Defendant about the issues in this case. Unless you exclude yourself, all of the decisions by the Court will be binding on you. The Settlement Agreement, called the “Settlement,” in the documents section of this website and describes in detail the claims that you give up if you remain in the Class.

If you do not affirmatively request exclusion from (i.e., “opt out” of) the Class, you become a Class Member and you will automatically release Defendant and the Released Parties from any claims set forth below and will give up your rights to pursue or continue any action against Defendant relating to the Products and the claims at issue in this lawsuit. The Release sections from the Proposed Settlement is copied below. Because Class Members will release a wide range of claims relating to the Products, please carefully read the following Release:

A. Upon the Effective Date, and except as to such rights or claims as may be created by this Agreement, and in consideration for the Settlement benefits described in this Agreement, Plaintiffs and the Settlement Class fully release and discharge Settling Defendant, and all of their present and former parent companies, subsidiaries, special purposes entities formed for the purpose of administering this Settlement, shareholders, owners, officers, directors, employees, agents, servants, registered representatives, attorneys, insurers, affiliates, and successors, personal representatives, heirs and assigns, retailers (expressly including, but not limited to, Costco Wholesale Corporation), suppliers, distributors, endorsers, consultants, and any and all other entities or persons upstream and downstream in the production/distribution channels (together, the “Released Parties”) from all claims, demands, actions, and causes of action of any kind or nature whatsoever, whether at law or equity, known or unknown, direct, indirect, or consequential, liquidated or unliquidated, foreseen or unforeseen, developed or undeveloped, arising under common law, regulatory law, statutory law, or otherwise, whether based on federal, state or local law, statute, ordinance, regulation, code, contract, common law, or any other source, or any claim that Class Counsel, Plaintiffs’ Counsel, Class Representatives, or Settlement Class Members ever had, now have, may have, or hereafter can, shall or may ever have against the Released Parties in any court, tribunal, arbitration panel, commission, agency, or before any governmental and/or administrative body, or any other adjudicatory body, on the basis of, arising from, or relating to the allegations or claims in the Action, including that the Products were misleadingly labeled, marketed, or sold, or that relate to the labeling and marketing of the Products, except that there shall be no release of claims for personal injury allegedly arising out of use of the Products (the “Released Claims”).

B. Plaintiffs specifically acknowledge and affirmatively waive, any rights or benefits available to them under California Civil Code section 1542.  California Civil Code section 1542 provides:

A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS THAT THE CREDITOR OR RELEASING PARTY DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS OR HER FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE AND THAT, IF KNOWN BY HIM OR HER, WOULD HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS OR HER SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR OR RELEASED PARTY.

Plaintiffs on behalf of all Settlement Class Members hereby agree that the provisions of all such principles of law or federal or state laws, rights, rules or legal principles that are similar in substance, meaning or application to California Civil Code section 1542, to the extent they are found to be applicable herein, are hereby knowingly and voluntarily waived, relinquished, and released by Plaintiffs and all Settlement Class Members.

C. After entering into this Settlement Agreement, Plaintiffs or the Settlement Class Members may discover facts other than, different from, or in addition to, those that they know or believe to be true with respect to the Released Claims. Plaintiffs and the Class Members expressly waive and fully, finally, and forever settle and release any known or unknown, suspected or unsuspected, contingent or noncontingent claim, whether or not concealed or hidden, without regard to the subsequent discovery or existence of such other, different, or additional facts

Class Members who submit claims that are determined to be valid by the Settlement Administrator will receive their Benefits only after the Court grants final approval to the Proposed Settlement and after any appeals (i.e., legal challenges to the Proposed Settlement) are resolved (see “The Court’s Fairness Hearing” and FAQ 22, FAQ 23 and FAQ 24). If there are appeals, resolving them can take time. Please be patient.
If you are a member of the Class and want to receive a Benefit under the Proposed Settlement, you must submit a Claim Form. A Claim Form and directions are attached as Appendix A to the Class Notice. You may also obtain and print a Claim Form and other relevant documents on this website. Please read the instructions carefully, and fill out the form completely and accurately. Claim Forms can be submitted two ways: electronically or by mail.

Your Claim Form must be submitted electronically on this website no later than 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on October 4, 2021 or by mail postmarked no later than October 4, 2021 and addressed to:

Shaw v Diamond Pet Foods
c/o Settlement Administrator 
PO Box 125
Warminster, PA 18974-0125
The Settlement Administrator will review each Claim Form. If a claim is deemed to be valid, you will receive payment for that claim in accordance with the terms of the Proposed Settlement. Claim Forms that do not meet the terms and conditions of this Settlement shall be promptly rejected by the Settlement Administrator, except if the Claim Form is rejected for containing incomplete or inaccurate information, and/or omitting required information or proof, the Settlement Administrator shall send a Notice of Missing or Inaccurate Information explaining what information is missing or inaccurate. The Settlement Administrator shall notify the Class Member using the contact information provided in the Claim Form.

Class Members shall have until the end of the Claim Period, or forty-five (45) calendar days from when the Notice of Missing or Inaccurate Information was mailed, whichever is later, to reply to the Notice of Missing or Inaccurate Information, and provide the required information.

If a Class Member fails to respond by the end of the Claim Period or within forty-five (45) calendar days from when the Notice of Missing or Inaccurate Information was mailed, whichever is later, or the Settlement Administrator is unable to provide a Notice of Missing or Inaccurate Information as a result of the omitted information, the Settlement Administrator will reject such Claimant’s claim and will not be obligated to make any payment on such claim.

The Settlement Administrator shall have thirty (30) days from the end of the Claim Period to exercise the right of rejection based on findings of fraud or duplication. A request for additional information shall not be considered a rejection. If a claim is rejected for fraud or duplication, the Settlement Administrator shall notify the Class Member using the contact information provided in the Claim Form. Class Counsel and Defense Counsel shall be provided with copies of all such notifications to Class Members.

The Settlement Administrator’s determination as to whether to approve or deny a claim shall be final and binding, except that, if any Claimant whose Claim Form has been rejected, in whole or in part, desires to contest such rejection, the Claimant must, within fifteen (15) business days from receipt of the rejection, transmit to the Settlement Administrator by email or U.S. mail a notice and statement of reasons indicating the Claimant’s grounds for contesting the rejection, along with any supporting documentation, and requesting further review by the Settlement Administrator, in consultation with Class Counsel and Defense Counsel, of the denial of the claim. If Class Counsel and Defense Counsel cannot agree on a resolution of the Claimant’s notice contesting the rejection, the disputed claim shall be presented to the Court or a referee appointed by the Court for summary and non-appealable resolution.

The Court will hold a Fairness Hearing on August 20, 2021 at 9:00 a.m. to decide whether or not to approve the Proposed Settlement. The Court must finally approve the Proposed Settlement before any payments can be made. The Court will grant approval only if it finds that the Proposed Settlement is fair, adequate, and reasonable.

In addition, the Court’s order approving the Proposed Settlement may be subject to further legal challenges or appeals. It is always uncertain whether these appeals can be resolved in favor of the Proposed Settlement and resolving them takes time. Finally, there remains a possibility that this Proposed Settlement may be terminated for other reasons.

Everyone who submits a Claim Form can be informed of the progress of the Proposed Settlement by contacting the Settlement Administrator, Class Counsel, or by visiting www.gffoodsettlement.com. Please be patient. The Settlement Administrator will begin to pay approved Claims no later than ninety (90) days after the Settlement is approved by the Court and becomes final.

If you fall within the definition set forth in the response to FAQ 5 and you do nothing, you will not get any Benefit from the Proposed Settlement and you will be bound by the Court’s decisions and the Proposed Settlement’s “Release and Waiver of Claims” (see FAQ 10). You will give up (or “release”) all claims that have been made and all related claims that could have been made in this lawsuit (this means that you are agreeing to fully, finally and forever release, relinquish, and discharge all Released Claims against the Released Parties, as set forth above in response to FAQ 10). To receive a Benefit, you must complete and submit a Claim Form on or before October 4, 2021 (FAQ 12).

Unless you affirmatively exclude yourself from (i.e., “opt out” of) the Class, if the Proposed Settlement is approved, you won’t be able to start a lawsuit, continue with a lawsuit, or be part of any other lawsuit against Defendant about the claims asserted in this lawsuit ever again, regardless of whether you submit a Claim Form.

The Settlement Agreement describes the Released Claims in more detail, so please read it carefully. If you have any questions, you can contact the lawyers listed in FAQ 20 for free to discuss, or you can talk to another lawyer of your own choosing if you have questions about what this means.

If you don’t want a payment from this Proposed Settlement, and you want to keep the right to sue or continue to sue Defendant on your own about the legal issues in this case, then you must take steps to get out of the Class. This is called excluding yourself (i.e., “opting out”) of the Class.

To exclude yourself from the Class, you must send by U.S. mail a letter or other written request to the Settlement Administrator. You may not opt out electronically. Your request must include all of the following:

1. Your full name and current address;
2. A clear statement that you wish to be excluded from the Class and that you understand you will not receive a Benefit under the Settlement;
3. The case name and case number (Shaw et al., v. Schell & Kampeter, Inc. d/b/a Diamond Pet Foods, Case No. 2:20-CV-01620-RAJ.

; and

4. Your original signature (you must personally sign the letter).

Please write “EXCLUSION REQUEST” on the lower left-hand corner of the front of the envelope.

Your exclusion request must be postmarked no later than July 30, 2021. Send your request to:

Shaw v Diamond Pet Foods
c/o Settlement Administrator
PO Box 125
Warminster, PA 18974-0125

No. You will not get a Benefit if you exclude yourself from the Proposed Settlement. If you request exclusion from the Class, then:

  • You will not be eligible for Benefit under the Proposed Settlement;
  • You will not be allowed to object to or contest the terms of the Proposed Settlement;
  • You will not release any claims against Defendant; and
  • You will not be bound by any subsequent rulings entered in this case if the Proposed Settlement is finally approved.

However, if your request for exclusion is late or not complete, you will still be a part of the Class, you will be bound by the Proposed Settlement and by all other orders and judgments in this lawsuit, and you will not be able to participate in any other lawsuits based on the claims in this case.

No. If the Court approves the Proposed Settlement and you do not exclude yourself from the Class, you give up (or “release”) all claims that have been made and all related claims that could have been made in this lawsuit (this means that you are agreeing to fully, finally and forever release, relinquish, and discharge all Released Claims against the Released Parties, as set forth above in response to FAQ 10).

As part of this Proposed Settlement, the Court has preliminarily stopped all Class Members (who do not timely exclude themselves from the Class) and/or their representatives from filing, participating in, or continuing litigation against Defendant (or against any of their related parties or affiliates), and/or from receiving any benefits from any other lawsuit relating to the claims being resolved in this case.

Upon final approval of the Proposed Settlement, Plaintiffs and Defendant will ask the Court to enter a permanent ruling forbidding all Class Members and/or their representatives from engaging in the activities described in this response. All Class Members will be bound by this order.

Class Members have the right to tell the Court that you do not agree with, or “object to,” the Proposed Settlement or any or all of its terms.

You can only object if you stay in the Class (i.e., if you do not “opt out” or exclude yourself.)

To object, you must file a timely, written objection with the Court in accordance with the Court’s procedures for accepting filings, including electronically, send (or “serve”) the written objection by U.S. mail or email to the Settlement Administrator, and send by U.S. mail or email a copy to Class Counsel and Defense Counsel postmarked/time-stamped no later than July 30, 2021. Members of the Class who fail to file and serve timely written objections as described here and in the Proposed Settlement shall be deemed to have waived all objections and shall be foreclosed from making any objection (whether by appeal or otherwise) to the Proposed Settlement.

Your written objection must include:

(1) your full name;
(2) your current address;
(3) a written statement of your objection(s) to the Proposed Settlement and the reasons for each objection;
(4) a statement of whether you intend to appear at the Fairness Hearing;
(5) your signature;
(6) the case name and case number: Shaw et al., v. Schell & Kampeter, Inc. d/b/a Diamond Pet Foods, Case No. 2:20-CV-01620-RAJ.
; and
(7) a detailed list of any other objections submitted by you or your counsel to any class actions in any court, whether state or otherwise, in the United States in the previous five (5) years. If you or your counsel has not objected to any other class action settlement in any court in the United States in the previous five (5) years, you shall affirmatively so state.

If you choose to object, in order to be considered by the Court, your written objection(s) must be filed with the Court and served by U.S. Mail or email on the Settlement Administrator, Class Counsel, and Defense Counsel no later than July 30, 2021. Objections that are served on the Parties but not filed with the Court shall not be received or considered by the Court at the Fairness Hearing.

Objections must be served:

Upon Settlement Administrator at:

Shaw v Diamond Pet Foods
c/o  Settlement Administrator
PO Box 125
Warminster, PA 18974-0125

Upon Class Counsel at:

J. Hunter Bryson
Whitfield Bryson LLP
900 W. Morgan St.
Raleigh, NC, 27603
[email protected]

David T. Biderman
PERKINS COIE LLP
1888 Century Park East
Suite 1700
Los Angeles CA 90067
Email: [email protected]

If you file objections, but the Court approves the Proposed Settlement, you can still complete a Claim Form to be eligible for a Benefit under the Settlement, subject to the terms and conditions discussed in this Notice and in the Settlement, including the requirement that such claims be submitted before October 4, 2021.

Objecting is simply a way of telling the Court that you don’t like something about the Proposed Settlement. You can only object if you stay in the Class. You will also be bound by any subsequent rulings in this case and you will not be able to file or participate in any other lawsuit based upon or relating to the claims of this lawsuit. If you object to the Proposed Settlement, you still remain a Class Member and you will still be eligible to submit a Claim Form. Excluding yourself (i.e., opting out) is telling the Court that you don’t want to be a part of the Class. If you exclude yourself, you have no basis to object to the Proposed Settlement and appear at the Fairness Hearing because it no longer affects you.

The Court has appointed attorneys at the law firms of means (1) Mason Lietz & Klinger, LLP (2) Whitfield Bryson LLP; (3) Greg Coleman Law PC; (4) Shub Law Firm, LLC (5) Barbat, Mansour, Suciu & Tomina PLLC, (6) Levin, Sedran & Berman, LLP; (7) Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC, (8) Friedman Law Offices, and (9) Goldenberg Schneider L.P.A. Plaintiffs’ to represent you and the other Class Members in this lawsuit. The lawyers representing you and the Class Members are called “Class Counsel.” You will not be charged for these lawyers.

You may contact Class Counsel as follows:

J. Hunter Bryson
Whitfield Bryson LLP
900 W. Morgan St.
Raleigh, NC, 27603
[email protected]

You have the right to retain your own lawyer to represent you in this case, but you are not obligated to do so. If you do hire your own lawyer, you will have to pay his or her fees and expenses. You also have the right to represent yourself before the Court without a lawyer.

Class Counsel, Defense Counsel, or the Settlement Administrator may not advise you on the tax consequences of participating or not participating in the settlement.

Class Counsel have worked on this case since 2020 and have not been paid anything to date for their work on this case. Class Counsel will request Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses of no more than $1,200,000. The Court has to approve any Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses awarded in this case.

Class Counsel will also ask the Court to approve Incentive Awards of no more than $5,000 for each of the four named Plaintiffs (Bradley Shaw, Thomas McCarthy, Michelle Chevalier-Flick, and Mark Spivey) for their work on behalf of the Class. Any such payment to these individuals also must be approved by the Court.

Class Counsel’s motion(s) for Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses and Incentive Awards to the named Plaintiffs will be filed on a date set by the Court. The motion(s) will be posted on this website.

On August 20, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. the Court will hold a Fairness Hearing at United States District Court for the Western District of Washington before the Honorable Richard A. Jones by Zoom Video. Please see the Zoom Video instructions below.

The hearing may be moved to a different date or time, so it is a good idea to check this website for updates. At this hearing, the Court will consider whether the Proposed Settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate. The Court will also decide whether to award Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses, as well as Incentive Awards to the named Plaintiffs. If there are objections, the Court will consider them at that time. After the hearing, the Court will decide whether to approve the Proposed Settlement. We do not know how long these decisions will take.

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No. Class Counsel will answer any questions the Court may have at the Fairness Hearing. But you are welcome to come at your own expense. Please note that the Court has the right to change the date and/or time of the Fairness Hearing, so it is a good idea to check this website for updates. If you are planning to attend the hearing, you should confirm the date and time on this website before going to the Court.

Yes, you may ask the Court for permission to speak at the Fairness Hearing. You must include with your objection a statement of whether you wish to speak, or you may file a document called a “Notice of Intention to Appear” with the Court. If you or your attorney wants to appear and speak at the Fairness Hearing, you (or your attorney) must, in addition to filing a Notice of Intention to Appear at the Fairness Hearing with the Court, mail or email copies to the Settlement Administrator, Class Counsel, and Defense Counsel, whose addresses are listed above in FAQ 20. Your notice of intention to appear at the Fairness Hearing must be filed and received by the Court, and mailed and/or emailed to the Settlement Administrator, Defense Counsel, and Class Counsel no later than July 30, 2021. Class Members wishing to appear without objecting may file a Notice of Appearance no later than July 30, 2021.

This Notice summarizes the Proposed Settlement. More details are in the Settlement Agreement, which is called the “Settlement.” For a complete, definitive statement of the Settlement terms, refer to the Settlement on this website. You also may write with questions to the Settlement Administrator at Shaw v Diamond Pet Foods, c/o Settlement Administrator, PO Box 125, Warminster, PA 18974-0125, call the toll-free number, 844-367-8809, or submit questions through the Contact Page of 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.

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

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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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