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Nestle Must Face Unsafe Chicken Jerky Dog Treats Lawsuit

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Sept. 27 (Bloomberg) -- Nestle Purina PetCare Co., a unit of Nestle SA, lost a bid to dismiss a lawsuit by dog owners who alleged their pets got sick or died from eating Chinese-made Waggin’ Train chicken jerky treats.

U.S. District Judge Robert Gettleman in Chicago today refused to toss out the case, saying the plaintiffs provided sufficient facts to make a plausible claim the treats were defective. The judge threw out some claims because they were preempted by product liability statutes in the plaintiffs’ home states.

Bill Salzman, a spokesman for St. Louis-based Nestle Purina, said in an e-mailed statement that the company hadn’t had a chance to fully review the ruling and wouldn’t comment while the lawsuit is pending.

The case is Adkins v. Nestle Purina PetCare Co., 12-cv-02871, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois (Chicago).

To contact the reporter on this story: Edvard Pettersson in the Los Angeles federal courthouse at +1- epettersson@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Michael Hytha at mhytha@bloomberg.net.

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