StarKist Wants Info On Judge's Family Stocks After Recusal

By Dave Simpson (October 1, 2021, 9:47 PM EDT) -- StarKist has asked a California federal court to provide more information about the stocks owned by the family of a judge who, until her recent recusal, had presided over suits from Target, Sysco and CVS in multidistrict price-fixing litigation against the tuna giant.

U.S. District Judge Janis Sammartino recused herself from the case on Aug. 31, according to a court filing, and while the reason for the recusal was not docketed publicly, StarKist Co. and its parent company, Dongwon Industries Co. Ltd., claimed Thursday that they were notified by the clerk that the recusal came after the judge learned that a...

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