On Yahoo! 34 people have already joined a group (free membership required) in order to start filing for a class action lawsuit against Menu Foods. (Via Howl911) The site lists some very practical tips if you intend to pursue any claim against Menu Foods (or any pet food recall for that matter):
If your pet has died, try to do the following:
- Save the food package
- Save your receipt from where you purchased the food
- Save any vet bills
- Save any burial bills
- Find a picture from when your pet was alive
- Take a picture of your deceased pet
- Journal the loss of your pet (pain & suffering)
I know that some of the requests above are odd. But we need to hold Menu Foods accountable for their actions.
The site is not being managed by an attorney at the moment, but is seeking to do so.
The Yahoo! Group seems to focus only in the case of death of your pet, but I believe any substantial pain suffered by you and your pet that resulted in a financial loss would also qualify for class action. If your intent is to punish the manufacturer for their behavior, a class action that consists of deaths and injuries could cast a wider net and inflict higher financial damages.