Trader Joe's $1.3M Deal Gets Nod In Underfilled Tuna Can Suit

Law360 (January 15, 2020, 2:57 PM EST) -- A California federal judge has given preliminary approval to a $1.3 million settlement intended to end a proposed class action accusing grocery retailer Trader Joe's of underfilling 5-ounce cans of tuna, saying a Ninth Circuit decision last year allows the case to apply California law nationwide.

U.S. District Judge Otis D. Wright II on Tuesday said that thanks to the Ninth Circuit's June decision reinstating a $210 million settlement in a case over the fuel efficiency of Hyundai and Kia vehicles, named plaintiff Atzimba Reyes need not provide a choice of law analysis in the present case, which was the one factor...

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