Pet Food Settlement Approved, No Appeals Foreseen
On April 5, 2011, Judge Hillman entered an order and opinion, as directed by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, making specific findings concerning the allocation of $250,000 to food purchase claims and granting final approval to the settlement. As no objections were filed with respect to the parties’ submissions on the food purchase issue, no appeals are anticipated and the judgment should become final for purposes of distributing proceeds 30 days after entry of a final judgment. The claims administrator has been directed to advise class members of their proposed distributions so that they have the opportunity to correct inaccuracies or supply missing information before checks are issued. The bottom line is that this case is finally on track to closure.