Trader Joe’s Tuna Settlement
A lawsuit filed against Trader Joe’s claims the supermarket sold underfilled 5 oz. cans of tuna in violation of state and federal law.
Trader Joe’s denies that it, or the supplier of the Trader Joe’s Tuna Products, did anything wrong, and instead asserts that the Trader Joe’s Tuna Products were accurately filled and labeled. The Court has not made any ruling on the factual allegations in the lawsuit.
The Court hasn’t decided whether the Defendants or the Plaintiff are correct. Instead, the parties agreed to a Proposed Settlement to avoid the expense and risks of continuing the lawsuit. Trader Joe’s is settling at the request of the supplier that provides the Trader Joe’s Tuna Products to Trader Joe’s.
All persons in the United States of America who, from January 5, 2012 through March 2, 2020, purchased one or more cans of the Trader Joe’s Tuna Products.
Related: See All Settlement Rebates Here
These are the eligible products:
- 5 oz. Trader Joe’s Albacore Tuna in Water Salt Added,
- 5 oz. Trader Joe’s Albacore Tuna in Water Half Salt,
- 5 oz. Trader Joe’s Albacore Tuna in Water No Salt Added,
- 5 oz. Trader Joe’s Albacore Tuna in Olive Oil Salt Added,
- 5 oz. Trader Joe’s Skipjack Tuna in Water With Sea Salt,
- 5 oz. Trader Joe’s Yellowfin Tuna in Olive Oil Solid Light.
The Settlement provides that Trader Joe’s, on behalf of the supplier of the Trader Joe’s Tuna Products, will pay $1.3 million in cash to a Settlement Fund. You may submit a claim for a cash payment of $29. The claim amount may be subject to pro rata dilution if the total amount of claims exceeds the available Settlement funds.
You do not need a receipt or other proof of purchase to submit a claim. You will, however, be required to submit a Claim Form confirming under penalty of perjury (i) the specific Trader Joe’s Tuna Product(s) you purchased and (ii) that the purchase or purchases were made within the Settlement Class Period.
To submit a claim, you must complete a Claim Form. You can get a Claim Form on the Internet at www.tjtunasettlement.com. Read the instructions carefully, fill out the form, and submit it online on or before July 1, 2020.
- File claim here
- Rebate: Up to $29
- Proof of Purchase Required: No
- Settlement Pool: $1,300,000
- Filing Deadline: 7/1/2020
- Read Settlement Details Here