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Packaged Seafood Products Commercial (Indirect)

$6.5 Million Class Action Settlement

SIB is assisting eligible clients with filing claims in a class action settlement related to commercial packaged seafood products.

What is the case?

The lawsuit alleges that the Defendants (below) conspired to raise, fix, stabilize and/or maintain prices for Packaged Tuna Products in violation of U.S. federal antitrust laws.

Who is affected?

All persons in the applicable states who indirectly purchased Packaged Tuna Products (including shelf-stable skipjack, albacore and yellowfin tuna products) produced in packages of 40 ounces or more that were manufactured by any Defendant (or any current or former subsidiary or any affiliate thereof) and that were purchased directly from “Large Distributors” (defined below and other than inter-company purchases among these distributors) from June 1, 2011 through December 31, 2016. Potential Indirect Commercial Class Members may include, but are not limited to, restaurants and other retail food service establishments, caterers and institutional food services like schools and company cafeterias.

Who are the Defendants?

Tri-Union Seafoods LLC d/b/a Chicken of the Sea International and Thai Union Group PCL (collectively, “COSI”); Bumble Bee Foods, LLC f/k/a Bumble Bee Seafoods, LLC; Lion Capital (Americas), Inc.; StarKist Company; Del Monte Corporation; HJ Heinz Co.; and Dongwon Industries Co., Ltd.

What are the applicable states?

AZ, AR, CA, DC, FL, IA, KS, ME, MA, MI, MN, MS, NE, NV, NH, NM, NY, NC, ND, OR, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, WV and WI

What is the filing deadline?

To be determined. (When we get an update, we will post it here.)

How SIB Makes Filing Easy

SIB has in-house experts who deal with class action lawsuits every day. They understand the necessary steps and protect you from any pitfalls such as missed documentation requirements and deadlines. SIB relieves you of the administrative burden that involves compiling all the proper documentation, filing your claim, staying on top of deadlines and extensions and monitoring progress until funds have been disbursed.

Take a moment to fill out this form to learn more about how we can help you file your claim.