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.
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”
August 29th, 2013
March 2014: Each of the named plaintiffs voluntarily dismissed their claims . The reasons for the dismissals have not been disclosed. Click on the links below to see each filing. O’Shea Voluntary Dismissal Powers Voluntary Dismissal Waldron Voluntary Dismissal January 2014: These three cases were consolidated. (13-cv-4887, D. NJ.) December 2013: The Powers case was
April 13th, 2018
January 2018: A federal judge lifted the stay. March 2016: This action was stayed pending decisions in two related cases in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. (One of the cases was subsequently voluntarily dismissed and the other was stayed pending the FDA’s investigation regarding the proper use of the word “natural.”) March 2014: A