Finding significant differences among the state laws applicable to a putative nationwide class action alleging injury to pets and economic damages from the purchase of dog treats containing chicken jerky from China, a federal court in California has denied the plaintiff’s request for class certification. Holt v. Globalinx Pet LLC, No. 13-0041 (U.S. Dist. Ct., C.D. Cal., S. Div., order entered January 30, 2014). According to the court, “[w]hile the Plaintiff maintains that the laws of California should apply to the proposed nationwide classes, the Defendants have catalogued a series of material differences between the consumer protection laws of several states and those of California, and crucially, this Court has already performed a case-specific conflict of law analysis and determined that Texas law would govern four of the named Plaintiff’s causes of action.” Agreeing that these differences were material, the court concluded that the proposed classes “do not meet the predominance and superiority requirements of Rule 23 (b)(3).”