Judge OKs Revised $12M Deal In Starkist Underfilled Tuna Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (September 29, 2016, 6:44 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday signed off on a $12 million deal resolving a class action accusing Starkist Co. of stiffing tuna buyers with underfilled cans, saying revisions made to the scope of the settlement’s release warranted final approval.

U.S. District Judge Haywood S. Gilliam had previously rejected the deal, which calls for Starkist to make $8 million in cash and $4 million in vouchers available to millions of consumers who purchased 5-ounce cans of the company’s products, for including an overly broad release of...
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Case Title

Hendricks v. Starkist Co


Case Number

3:13-cv-00729

Court

California Northern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions

Judge

Haywood S Gilliam, Jr

Date Filed

February 19, 2013

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