Three major grocers—Albertsons Companies, Hy-Vee and The Kroger
Co.—have reportedly filed a lawsuit against three tuna companies
alleging they conspired to fix prices of canned tuna. The companies
join other grocers and consumers in pursuing damages from Tri-Union
Seafoods, Starkist and Bumble Bee Foods for alleged price fixing, a practice
the plaintiffs argue began in 2008 and continued until July 2015. See
Undercurrent News, January 11, 2016.

Details about lawsuits by other grocers appear in Issue 574 of this
Update, while information about the consolidation of the suits by the
U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation appears in Issue 588.


Issue 590

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