Aitana Vargas et al v. Elanco

March 22, 2021
Not judged
United States, Los Angeles

Aitana Vargas, Faye Hemsley, all others similarly situated (Pennsylvania and California)
George V. Granade, Michael R. Reese, Spencer Sheehan, Steffan Keeton

Civil court
Class action
Tetrachlorvinphos (TCVP), Imidacloprid, Flumethrin, Neonicotinoid,
An order enjoining Elanco from continuing to conduct business through the unlawful acts and practices at issue and to commence a corrective advertising campaign. An order for the disgorgement and restitution of all monies from the sale of the Products that were unjustly acquired through the violations of the unlawful prong of the UCL at issue.
United States District Court for the Central District of California, Western Division of Los Angeles, United States

Two pet owners whose dogs died or developed problems after using Seresto flea and tick collars filed a class-action lawsuit against Elanco Animal Health, alleging it misrepresented the safety of its product, on March 22, 2021. Since the collar was sold beginning in 2012, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has received more than 75,000 incident reports about pet and human harm linked to use of the collar. These incident reports include at least 1,698 pet deaths and 907 humans harmed. The lawsuit alleges that Elanco “misrepresented the Product through affirmative statements, half-truths, and omissions regarding the safety of the Product.” Because of that, the company was able to sell the product for more than what it would have otherwise.