On November 15, 2011, a pro bono case was filed in partnership with lawyers from The Humane Society of the United States alleging online puppy seller Purebred Breeders LLC was misleading consumers into believing that the puppies it sold were healthy and came from high-quality breeders, when the dogs came from inhumane breeding facilities, also known as puppy mills, all across the country.  By May 31 2012, an amended complaint was filed adding 50 more plaintiffs.  The lawsuit charged that Purebred Breeders runs nearly 800 Web domains designed to mislead consumers into believing that they are dealing with breeders in their home states when shopping online for a puppy.  Thought to be the largest online seller of dogs in the country, the Florida-based company sells as many as 20,000 puppies a year over the Internet. While a motion to dismiss was granted on September 12, 2012, an order from the 3rd DCA in Florida on July 30, 2014 reversed and remanded for entry of a dismissal of the action without prejudice.

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