You received a notice because your business may have purchased Packaged Tuna (canned or pouched tuna) directly from one or more of the Defendants from June 1, 2011 through July 31, 2015. You have the right to know about your rights or options in the Settlement.
The Court in charge of this case is the United States District Court for the Southern District of California (the “Court”). The case is called In Re: Packaged Seafood Products Antitrust Litigation, No. 15-MD-2670 DMS (MDD), MDL No. 2670.
Certain Direct Purchaser Plaintiffs―the named Class Representatives: Olean Wholesale Grocery Cooperative, Inc., Pacific Groservice Inc. d/b/a PITCO Foods, Piggly Wiggly Alabama Distributing Co., Inc., Howard Samuels as Trustee in Bankruptcy for Central Grocers, Inc., Trepco Imports and Distribution Ltd., and Benjamin Foods LLC―sued on behalf of a class. The companies they sued are called the Defendants and include Chicken of the Sea and Thai Union, Bumble Bee Foods LLC, StarKist Co., Dongwon Industries Co. Ltd., and Lion Capital (Americas), Inc.
A Settlement has been reached with Chicken of the Sea and Thai Union only (“Settling Defendants”). The Direct Purchaser Plaintiffs will continue their lawsuit against StarKist Co., Dongwon Industries Co. Ltd., and Lion Capital (Americas), Inc. (“non-settling Defendants”). Bumble Bee Foods LLC is in bankruptcy. A trial date has not yet been scheduled.