Updates On The Morning Song Bird Food Lawsuit: What You Claimants Should Know
Claimants have already been able to cash in checks from the class action settlement Scotts Morning Song Bird Food has agreed to end its legal hurdles in court.
It is reported that some customers were able to receive more than $300 worth of checks based on their claims.
However, some were not able to receive anything at all and, worse, were not even informed of notification whether their claim was denied or whatsoever.
This led to a storm over at social media, calling out the company for the reported incidents.
But how did we come to this point, though? It all started with the company allegedly selling its Morning Song Bird Food products though they contain pesticides.
Because of this, they got into trouble with the authorities and with their consumers as well.
According to a report on the website Top Class Actions, the company has been heavily fined by federal agencies in relation to the incident.
The company behind Scotts Morning Song Bird Food was forced to pay $12.5 million to the Environmental Protection Agency and the United States Department of Justice.
On the other hand, the company has faced multidistrict litigation (MDL), which assimilated all of the complaints made against them in different courts in the country.
In the face of the Morning Song Bird Food lawsuit, a motion to dismiss filed by Scotts ended up being in part granted and in part denied by the sitting judge in the case.
Due to the uncertainties and burdens brought upon by litigation, the company has then decided to settle with the plaintiffs to end the litigation.
The company ended up agreeing to allot $85 million that covered customers who have made a purchase of the product between late 2005 to the 1st of May, three years after that.
After all of this legal debacle, the company has been sold off, and the tainted bird food was shelved.
Some people were able to receive their claims without doing much if they were frequent buyers of the product, and their information and transactions were recorded at their local pet shop or pet food dealer.
Most of the time, for this case, they ended up getting a full refund. However, others were asked to fill out a claim and present a proof of purchase for them to qualify for a cash-out.
Nevertheless, they can still make an appeal to the settlement administrator to know what may have happened.
We here at Consider the Consumer is also more than willing to lend a helping hand to those who may need assistance for this settlement. Just reach out to us via the contact information available in the Editor’s Note below.
Editor’s note on Updates On The Morning Song Bird Food Lawsuit: What You Claimants Should Know:
This article is created to update you of the Morning Song Bird Food lawsuit settlement which involves allegedly tainted bird seed products. If you have missed to claim the settlement, contact us for help.
The company has now been sold and has ceased selling the allegedly tainted bird food products.
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