Wal-Mart Fingers Alleged Price-Fixing Execs In Tuna Suit

By Eric Kroh (May 16, 2017, 2:40 PM EDT) -- Wal-Mart Stores Inc. in an updated lawsuit in California federal court has named dozens of executives from Bumble Bee Foods LLC, StarKist Co. and Tri-Union Seafoods LLC who it alleges participated in a decadelong scheme to fix prices for canned tuna sold in the U.S.

More than 50 executives participated in the conspiracy to inflate prices, reduce can sizes, coordinate advertising and refrain from selling humane products from at least 2004 to 2015, Wal-Mart said in the amended complaint, filed on Friday. The executives were not named as defendants in the suit and their names were attached in an appendix to...

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