5-Ounce Cans of Wild Planet Tuna
May 2017: A federal judge preliminarily approved the settlement agreement. A final fairness hearing is scheduled for September 14, 2017. For more information, go to https://www.wildplanetsettlement.com/Home.aspx. (Soto v. Wild Planet Foods, Inc., Case No. 15-cv-5082, N. D. CA.)
February 2017: The parties moved for preliminary approval of a settlement that resolves two lawsuits against Wild Planet Foods: Shihad et al v. Wild Planet Foods, Inc. and Soto et al v. Wild Planet Foods, Inc. (Case No. 15-cv-5082, N. D. CA.).
According to the proposed settlement terms, class members may receive $29 (cash payments may be reduced on a pro-rata basis if the cash available in the settlement fund does not satisfy all of the class members’ claims). The settlement agreement does not provide any injunctive relief.
May 2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Wild Planet Foods, Inc. for allegedly underfilling 5-ounce cans of Wild Planet Tuna, in violation of federal standards. (Shihad et al v. Wild Planet Foods, Inc. and Does 1-25, Case No. 16-cv-1478, N. D. CA.)
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