Blue Buffalo Company, Ltd. has entered into a settlement agreement in the class action lawsuits brought on behalf of consumers and consolidated in the Multi-District Litigation pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri.
The plaintiffs in the lawsuits claim that certain Blue Buffalo products were not consistent with the “True Blue Promise.” Blue Buffalo denies any wrongdoing, and has agreed to the settlement to eliminate the burden of further litigation.
Under the terms of the agreement, Blue Buffalo will pay $32 million into a settlement fund to settle the claims of the plaintiff class. Any attorneys’ fees awarded by the court and all costs of notice and claims administration will be paid from the settlement fund.
The amount that each class member who submits a claim for reimbursement will receive will depend on the total amount of Blue Buffalo products purchased by the claimant during the class period and certain other conditions.
The settlement agreement is subject to preliminary and final approval by the court.