Bumble Bee, Sysco Strike Deal To End Tuna Price-Fixing Suit

Law360 (February 14, 2019, 7:45 PM EST) -- Bumble Bee Foods LLC has reached a deal with Sysco Corp. to end claims that it colluded with other major tuna companies in a widespread conspiracy to keep prices for canned fish high.

The parties asked a California federal court to dismiss the case Wednesday but were mum on what terms they agreed to.

Sysco’s suit was one of more than 70 locked in sprawling multidistrict litigation accusing the “big three” U.S. tuna companies — StarKist Co., Bumble Bee and Tri-Union Seafoods LLC, which does business as Chicken of the Sea — of fixing the price of canned tuna in the U.S. Sysco...

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