This week was ruff for a group of pet owners whose putative mislabeling class action against Champion Petfoods USA, Inc. was unanimously rejected by the Tenth Circuit. In Renfro v. Champion Petfoods USA, Inc., No. 20-1274 (10th Cir. Feb. 15, 2022), the Tenth Circuit affirmed dismissal of the plaintiffs’ claims alleging affirmative misrepresentations and omissions about the quality and/or ingredients of Champion’s dog food. In so affirming, the Tenth Circuit held that general statements like “Trusted Everywhere” and “Biologically Appropriate” would not deceive or mislead reasonable consumers.
Sabrina McGraw is an associate in the firm’s San Francisco office. Her practice focuses on food, drug, and device regulatory advice, insurance recovery, and general commercial litigation.
Prior to joining the firm, Sabrina was a law clerk to the Honorable Andrew P. Gordon, United States District Judge for the District of Nevada.