Tuna Cos. To Pay $3M To Settle Calif. Underfilled Can Suit

Law360, New York (August 3, 2012, 8:08 PM EDT) -- A California judge approved a $3.3 million settlement between three major tuna companies and California officials Thursday, resolving a suit accusing the companies of deceiving consumers by including too little tuna in each can they sell.

Bumble Bee Foods LLC, StarKist Co. and Tri Union Seafoods LLC, which makes the popular tuna brand Chicken of the Sea, have been facing litigation from three California counties after a 2010 California Department of Food and Agriculture investigation found that the companies included less than the required amount of...
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