Judge Approves $24 Million Settlement In Pet Food Case. "A judge has approved a $24 million settlement for owners of dogs and cats who were sickened or died after eating pet food containing a chemical contaminant.
U.S. District Judge Noel Hillman on Tuesday accepted the deal, calling it "fair, reasonable and adequate."
"The ruling clears the way for U.S. pet owners with claims to start receiving checks next year. A Canadian judge has scheduled a hearing for Nov. 3 to determine whether the settlement can also apply in that nation."
"Under the deal, pet owners have until Nov. 24 to file claims." http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/081014/nj_pet_food_recalls.html?.v=1