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CATrends: ‘Dolphin Safe’ Tuna

June 19th, 2019

Lawsuits accuse country’s three largest tuna producers of using fishing techniques that hurt and kill dolphins.


Starkist Tuna’s Dolphin Safe Representations

June 6th, 2019

In May 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Starkist for allegedly misleadingly labeling its tuna products as being “Dolphin Safe” when, according to plaintiffs, dolphins and other marine life are killed and injured by the fishing methods used to catch the tuna used in products. (Gardner v Starkist Co., Case No. 19-cv-2561, N. D.


Fancy Feast Tuna Products

June 6th, 2019

In May 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Nestle Purina PetCare for allegedly misleadingly labeling Fancy Feast tuna products as being “Dolphin Safe” and sustainably sourced when, according to plaintiffs, dolphins and other marine life are killed and injured by the fishing methods used to catch the tuna in the products. (Myers et al


Bumble Bee’s Dolphin Safe Representations on Tuna Products

June 6th, 2019

In May 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Bumble Bee Foods for allegedly misleadingly marketing Bumble Bee tuna products as being “Dolphin Safe” and produced using sustainable fishing practices when, according to plaintiffs, dolphins and other marine life are killed or injured by the fishing methods used to catch the tuna in the products.


StarKist Tuna

December 12th, 2018

October 2018: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s approval of the settlement. October and November 2016: The class representative and several objectors filed Notices of Appeal regarding the approval of the settlement. Click on the links below to see some of them. Ference Notice of Appeal (Case No. 16-16992, 9th Cir.)


Cans of Starkist Tuna

October 19th, 2018

April 2018: This case was voluntarily dismissed , the reasons for which have not been disclosed. September 2017: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Starkist Co. alleging that cans of Starkist tuna do not contain the amount of tuna represented on the label and contain less tuna than the minimum amount required by federal regulations.


5-Ounce Cans of Wild Planet Tuna

October 19th, 2018

November 2017: A federal judge granted final approval of the settlement agreement. 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


Trader Joe’s Tuna

September 26th, 2018

September 2018: Plaintiffs moved for preliminary approval of a proposed settlement agreement in which class members who submit a valid claim may receive a $29 cash payment. October 2017: A federal judge dismissed the New York claims but allowed the California claims to move forward. To read the full decision and learn more about all


The Heart-Check Mark on Starkist Tuna

April 10th, 2018

In April 2018, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Starkist Co. for allegedly making consumers believe that its tuna products are healthier than its competitors by placing the American Heart Association Heart-Check Mark on labels without disclosing that the Heart-Check Mark is a paid endorsement. (Warner et al v. Starkist Co., Case No. 18-cv-406, N.


Safeway Tuna

June 7th, 2017

May 2017: This action was voluntarily dismissed after the parties reached a settlement agreement. The agreement does not provide monetary relief to class members and indicates that Safeway has applied to participate in a “Temporary Marketing” permit, which, if granted, will allow it to continue marketing canned tuna without changing the amount of tuna in


Maki Yaki Costa Mesa “White Tuna” Menu Items

August 12th, 2015

In July 2015, a class-action lawsuit was filed against the restaurant Maki Yaki for allegedly mislabeling menu items as containing “White Tuna” when they actually contain escolar (a cheaper fish). (Erickson et al v. V & J Sushi, Inc. d/b/a Maki Yaki Costa Mesa, In Won Ko, and Does 1-10, Case No. 2015-00801352, California Superior


Bumble Bee’s Tuna Salad Kit and More

October 27th, 2014

In October 2014, a federal judge sent a false advertising class-action lawsuit against Bumble Bee Foods back to state court. The complaint, which was originally filed in 2014, alleges that the company misleadingly labels products – including Chunk White Tuna in Oil, Tuna Salad Kit, and Albacore Tuna in Water – as an “excellent source”


Bumble Bee’s Tiny Shrimp and Lunch on the Run Tuna Salad

July 23rd, 2014

In July 2014, a class-action lawsuit against Bumble Bee Foods was transferred from state court to federal court. The complaint, which was originally filed in May 2014, alleges that, among other things, the company misleadingly labels products – including Bumble Bee Tiny Shrimp and Bumble Bee Lunch on the Run Tuna Salad – as an


Chicken of the Sea’s Dolphin-Safe Claims

June 10th, 2019

In May 2019, a class-action lawsuit was filed against Chicken of the Sea for allegedly misleadingly labeling its tuna products as being “Dolphin Safe” and sustainably sourced when, according to plaintiffs, dolphins and other marine life are killed and harmed by the fishing methods used to catch the tuna in the products. The company also



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