Michael Ferrara Jr. of Ferrara Law Firm in New Jersey, along with co-counsel in Chicago and San Francisco are representing a dozen plaintiffs in their suits charging that tainted food caused death or injury to pets.
Ferrara said that the cases are likely to be resolved soon, and Menu Foods’ lawyer said that the parties have made substantial progress during mediation.
Both sides said a settlement could be a few weeks away.
On Feb. 19, the U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidated suits from around the nation, finding they involve questions of fact common to 31 cases already assigned to U.S. District Judge Noel Hillman, who sits in Camden.