November 2001, a news report indicated that cats have died or had extreme nerve damage from a Hartz product called "Hartz Advanced Flea & Tick drops".
There are over 960 reported cases of fatal or extreme nerve affected cats from using this product.
On November 15, 2001, the law firm of Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP and Squitieri & Fearon, LLP filed the first class action lawsuit on behalf Advanced Care Brand Flea & Tick Drops for Cats ("Advanced Care Drops") users against The Hartz Mountain Corp. ("Hartz").
The complaint was filed on behalf of Dr. Judy VanWyk and all other consumers of Hartz Advanced Care Drops who have been injured by Defendants' improper acts and practices.
The class action complaint seeks to recover compensatory damages as well as equitable relief to permanently enjoin Defendant Hartz from the sale, manufacture and/or distribution of Advanced Care Drops and other relief.
Editor's Note: This case has been settled.