Canned Tuna Price Inflation Class Action Settlement
Updated: August 22, 2022
Claim Form Deadline: Passed
Estimated Payout: Varies
Proof required: No
Method of payment: Mailed Check
What's This Settlement About?
A $20,000,000 Class Action Settlement has been reached between the class action member representatives and the defendants, who consist of Tri-Union Seafoods, doing business as Chicken of the Sea International, and Thai Union Group PCL
(collectively known as COSI or “COSI”), StarKist Company and its parent company, Dongwon Industries Co. Ltd (collectively “StarKist”) and
Bumble Bee Foods, LLC (“Bumble Bee”) and its parent companies Lion Capital (Americas), Inc. (“Lion America”).
The lawsuit behind the class action settlement alleges that from June 2011 to July 2015 the defendants here (Tuna manufacturers) participated in an
unlawful conspiracy to raise, fix, maintain, or stabilize the price of Packaged Tuna products
at an artificially high level in violation of antitrust and unfair competition laws.
How Do I Qualify?
The class action includes people who resided in Arizona, Arkansas,
California, the District of Columbia, Florida, Guam, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maine,
Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire,
New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Carolina,
South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, who
indirectly (meaning from a grocer, supermarket, or store) purchased Packaged Tuna in cans or pouches smaller than forty ounces for end
consumption and not for resale, produced by any Defendant or any current or former subsidiary
or affiliate thereof during the period from June 1, 2011
to July 1, 2015 (the “Class Period”).
What if I Don't Qualify?
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What Can I Get?
The class action administrators responsible for paying out and notifying class action
members have estimated that Settlement Class Members will receive approximately $10.50 for every 200 cans
purchased (this is a very approximate number of cans if you purchased packaged tuna every week during the
Settlement Class Period between June 2011 and July 2015).
If the total payment for any Settlement Class Member is less than $5.00, no payment will
be made to the consumer. The value of the payment will remain in the
Settlement Fund for further distribution amongst class action members who legitimately result in a $5.00 claim payout minimum.
How Do I File a Claim?
To be eligible to receive a payment from the COSI Settlement, you must complete a Claim Form online
or postmarked by the initial claims date of August 22, 2022.
The Claim Form can be obtained online at the File a Claim page or by writing or emailing the
Claims Administrator at the address listed below.
Tuna End Purchaser Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 91442
Seattle, WA. 98111
The Court will hold a Fairness Hearing at 1:30 p.m. on July 15, 2022 at the United States,
San Diego, California.
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