Monteleone v. The Nutro Company
www.ultradogfoodsettlement.com



Overview of The Settlement

A class action settlement has been reached with THE NUTRO COMPANY and MARS, INCORPORATED (collectively, “Defendants”) regarding the labeling and selling of Nutro’s Ultra™ brand dry dog kibble and/or Ultra™ brand dog biscuits containing a “Guaranteed Analysis” regarding the amount of Bacillus Species contained therein. This website provides information about the Settlement, including a Claim Form.

You are a Class Member if you are a person in the United States (excluding residents of California) who purchased certain Ultra™ brand dry dog kibble between April 1, 2007 and June 30, 2009, and Ultra™ brand dog biscuits between April 1, 2007 and April 30, 2011 that contained a “Guaranteed Analysis” regarding the amount of Bacillus Species contained therein. Please click here for a list of Affected Products.

Under the parties’ settlement agreement, donations under this settlement will be made to animal shelters and/or animal charities of Defendants’ choice. After conferring with Class Counsel, Defendants have selected Rescue Bank as the recipient of donations under this settlement. Rescue Bank is a national non-profit organization that supports the animal rescue and rehabilitation community with supplies and services. For further information on Rescue Bank, please visit www.RescueBank.org.

Your Legal Rights and Options in this Settlement
Submit a Claim Form This is the only way to get a benefit from the Settlement. The deadline to submit a Claim Form (either via mail or by filing online) was October 21, 2015.
Exclude Yourself Get no benefit and retain your legal rights. This is the only option that allows you to file a separate claim against Defendants based on the events, circumstances, or practices alleged in this case. The deadline to request exclusion was October 21, 2015.
Object Write to the Court about why you do not like the Settlement. The deadline to submit an objection to the Settlement was October 21, 2015.
Go to a Hearing Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement. The Fairness Hearing will take place on December 7, 2015 at 10:30 a.m.
Do Nothing Get no benefit. Give up all rights.