From USA Today, May 26:
Court records: Menu Foods harassed pet owners who had lawyers
The pet food company that recalled six million cans of contaminated dog and cat food repeatedly made harassing phone calls to pet owners who had lawyers and said they didn't want to talk, even after a judge ordered the firm to leave them alone, court records show.
Lawyers from six of the more than 80 law firms representing clients who believe their pets were harmed by Menu's pet food brought a motion Wednesday in a N.J. federal court seeking to stop Menu from "bullying" people who had called the company since the recall was announced two and a half months ago.
U.S. District Judge Noel Hillman in Camden, New Jersey agreed with the individuals.
"It's one thing for two people to sit down at the table and voluntarily agree to settle their case, it's another thing to harass people on weekends through automated phone calls," Hillman said to Edward Ruff of Pretzel & Stouffer, Menu's lawyer.
Hillman entered a consent degree on Wednesday ordering Menu Foods to have no contact with anyone who believes their animal was injured by its product without a lawyer being involved.Read the entire article.