Specifically, Stephanie Marracco, who filed a complaint on behalf of herself and all others similarly situated, claims that she purchased pet food and treats manufactured by Whitebridge on multiple occasions, believing they were made in the USA, as indicated on the product labeling.
However, according to the suit, the treats Marracco purchased contained ingredients that were not from the US, such as tapioca starch. She contends Whitebridge Pet Brands is responsible because the defendant allegedly failed to label its pet treats properly, which is purportedly misleading and could cause harm to certain pets.
The plaintiff is represented by Eustace de Saint Phalle and Joseph R. Lucia of Rains Lucia Stern, PC in Los Angeles and by Dargan Ware of Davis & Norris in Birmingham, Alabama. The case is US District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-cv-04009-FMO-AJW.