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PostSubject: Natura Class Action Lawsuit   Tue Jul 19, 2011 9:19 pm

I just received an email indicating a Class Action Lawsuit has been filed against Natura (Innova, Evo, California Natural, Health Wise, Mother Nature, Karma) for misrepresentation of the quality of its product. Basically, for them indicating the ingredients are human grade when they actually may not be. Natura stated they are agreeing to a class action lawsuit because it would be better than going through the litigation process. Here's what the email says:

"If you purchased Innova, EVO, California Natural, HealthWise, Mother Nature, or Karma dog or cat food you could get a payment from a class action settlement."

"A $2,150,000 settlement has been reached with Natura Pet Products, Inc., Natura Pet Food, Inc., Natura Manufacturing and Peter Atkins ("Defendants" or "Natura") in a class action lawsuit about the advertising of Natura brand dog and cat food. Natura denies all of the claims in the lawsuit, but has agreed to the settlement to avoid the cost and burden of a trial."

"If you received this by email or mail, you are probably included. Generally, the settlement includes anyone in the U.S. who purchased Natura brand dog or cat food products anytime between March 20, 2005 and July 8, 2011."

"The maximum payment you can get is $200. A $2,150,000 settlement fund will be created by Natura. After paying attorneys fees of up to 35% of the fund and costs and expenses of up to $60,000 to the lawyers representing the Class; the costs associated with administering the settlement of up to $400,000; and up to $20,000 to the Class Representative (Judy Ko), payments will be made to Class Members who submit valid claim forms."


I'm not really sure if it's anything to be worried about or just some yahoo trying to get a payoff from a frivolous lawsuit. Anyone heard any further details about this?
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