StarKist Tuna Offers Customers Free Fish Or Cash After Reaching $8M Settlement

31 Aug 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Hold off on buying that tuna! Does StarKist owe you some money?.

There’s nothing wrong with the tuna itself, but a consumer discovered the company was saving a lot of money by not filling its five-ounce cans to capacity,Newser reports. The proposed settlement in a StarKist tuna class-action lawsuit could possibly be a troublesome choice for true tuna lovers – ought to they take $50 value of tuna, as the corporate presents, or ought to they take $25 in money?According to the lawsuit, the tuna can producer failed to fully fill four varieties of its canned tuna products and violated both federal and state laws.StarKist legally shields its reputation by admitting nothing, but in return it must set aside $8 million in cash and $4 million in redeemable vouchers to pay class-action lawsuit members.

If you’re a resident of the U.S. who bought Starkist Chunk Lite Tuna or Solid White tuna, in oil or water, between Feb. 19, 2009, and Oct. 31, 2014, you’re entitled to the $25 payout — or $50 in tuna. The settlement was labored out after StarKist was accused of skimping on five-ounce cans of tuna, based on a federal lawsuit filed in Oakland two years in the past.

Since many of us weren’t likely hanging on to our tuna receipts waiting for this payout, Starkist is using the honor system and trusting that consumers who file a claim are telling the truth. Do you think StarKist made a wise decision by settling the lawsuit outside of the court system? “This settlement allows StarKist to stay focused on our core mission of providing healthy and delicious seafood to our consumers”. In response to the settlement, during which StarKist does not admit to any wrongdoing, the corporate can pay out a complete of $eight million in money or $four million in vouchers to purchase StarKist tuna.

This under-filling is in direct violation of federal law which states that a five-ounce can must contain between 2.84 and 3.23 ounces of tuna depending on the variety. The plaintiff Patrick Hendricks, who filed a complaint in 2013, said he performed a separate investigation and found that the tuna cans were actually under-filled. Hendrick’s counsel estimates that after attorneys’ fees and costs, claim administrator costs, and incentive awards are deducted from the cash portion of the settlement fund, it will leave $3 million, or 120,000 cash claims up for grabs.

Only 5-ounce cans of the Chunk Light and Solid White products, regardless whether they were in water or oil, gives you the entitlement to compensation. China’s top legislature has adopted a prisoner amnesty deal which will see thousands of war veterans as well as very old, young or infirm prisoners granted official pardons, in a move marking the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II on September 3.

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