Seattle lawyer hopes local victims might join class action
By AMY ROLPH P-I REPORTER
Source: Seattle PI
A Seattle lawyer has filed a class-action lawsuit in response to a nationwide pet food recall and growing concern over the potential health threat to thousands of pets.
"We've been getting swamped with calls and e-mails," said Tom Baisch, an attorney with the Seattle-based law firm Myers and Company, which filed the lawsuit Monday in federal court.
An Oregon man whose cat died two weeks ago is the only plaintiff in the lawsuit now, but Baisch said he hopes he soon will be able to add Washington victims.
A handful of other lawsuits have been filed in the United States and Canada against Menu Foods Ltd., based in a Toronto suburb. The lawsuits are expected to stir debate over the monetary value of beloved animals, and how much emotional hardship a pet owner stuffers when an animal dies.
Note: I added the bold to this article. I thought that part was the most interesting part of this article. Although this issue is completely wrong and unacceptable as well as any other event that causes harm to an animal it is exactly issues like this that get in the public eye that creates punishment and stricter punishment through laws and judges who pass down sentences to those who break the law. I hope that good does come out of this fucked up event and this company suffers a large financial penalty and the people who knew about this serves a lot of jail time. I value your opinions on this issue and have opened up a thread in the forums here: