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FYI: StarKist Tuna Class Action Settlement: $25 or $50 vouchers, purchase between 2/19/09 and 10/31/14

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Last Edited by BostonGirl August 25, 2015 at 10:55 AM
Well, I think this might include most of us as I'm sure we have all tried/purchased a can of tuna in the past 5-6 years LMAO .

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If you purchased one or more of the StarKist Products between from February 19, 2009 throughand October 31, 2014, this website informs you of a proposed Class-Action Settlement that you may benefit from.

NATURE OF THE SETTLEMENT
The Lawsuit claims that StarKist Co. ("StarKist") under-filled certain 5 oz. canned tuna products in violation of state and federal law. StarKist denies that it underfilled its products and denies that it did anything wrong. The Court did not rule in favor of Plaintiff or StarKist. Instead, the parties agreed to a Proposed Settlement to avoid the expense and risks of continuing the lawsuit.

THE SETTLEMENT CLASS
You are a Class Member if you are a resident of the United States of America who purchased from February 19, 2009 through October 31, 2014:
one or more 5 oz. can of Chunk Light Tuna in Water,
one or more 5 oz. can of Chunk Light Tuna in Oil,
one or more 5 oz. can of Solid White Tuna in Water, or
one or more 5 oz. can of Solid White Tuna in Oil (collectively, the "StarKist Products")

http://topclassactions.com/lawsui...ettlement/

https://www.tunalawsuit.com/Home.aspx
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Last Edited by lessalesa November 19, 2015 at 05:02 AM
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Class action lawsuits, meh. Better to contribute directly, money for a new Ferrari for the lawyers.
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Easy $25
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Pretty sure i've bought a few hundred of these in that timespan laugh out loud
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Regardless of my opinion of this settlement or lawsuits in general, I thought this was pretty funny:
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...federal law requires 5-ounce cans to contain an average of 2.84 to 3.23 ounces of tuna. However, Hendricks alleges that 5-ounce cans of StarKist tuna only contain an average of 2.81 to 3.11 ounces of tuna.
Basically, the plaintiff alleges that each can of tuna had between .03 and .12 less tuna than what is required.

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WTH?! I never knew "federal law requires 5-ounce cans to contain an average of 2.84 to 3.23 ounces of tuna."

Does that make any ounce of sense? I thought I was getting 5 but it's actually close to half of that?!

I'm joining in that settlement...
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Quote from topclassactions.com :
According to the StarKist tuna class action lawsuit, which was filed in February 2013 by plaintiff Patrick Hendricks, federal law requires 5-ounce cans to contain an average of 2.84 to 3.23 ounces of tuna. However, Hendricks alleges that 5-ounce cans of StarKist tuna only contain an average of 2.81 to 3.11 ounces of tuna.

Hendricks claims he would not have purchased the StarKist tuna products if he had known they did not contain an adequate amount of tuna for a 5-ounce can.
Give me a freaking break. I am all for consumer protection but this is absurd. I buy about 4 cans of StarKist tuna a month and would never notice or care about being shorted .03 ounces (less than a gram!).
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Give me a freaking break. I am all for consumer protection but this is absurd. I buy about 4 cans of StarKist tuna a month and would never notice or care about being shorted .03 ounces (less than a gram!).
The question is, if they aren't punished for this, how much short is the limit of what is allowed? Perhaps .05 ounces is ok for you, perhaps .07 is ok for you. It pretty much means a company can advertise 1 thing and then do whatever they want. I don't agree with many class actions but when it comes to something such as the amount of something you are being sold I am all for it.
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WTH?! I never knew "federal law requires 5-ounce cans to contain an average of 2.84 to 3.23 ounces of tuna."

Does that make any ounce of sense? I thought I was getting 5 but it's actually close to half of that?!

I'm joining in that settlement...
For most commercial tuna products, nearly half the weight of each can's product is water and vegetable broth. If you want cans of tuna without added ingredients, look for cans with the label of "100% tuna and salt - no liquids added." They usually cost more, but are usually of higher quality, without added liquid, and dolphin-safe or pole-caught.

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The question is, if they aren't punished for this, how much short is the limit of what is allowed? Perhaps .05 ounces is ok for you, perhaps .07 is ok for you. It pretty much means a company can advertise 1 thing and then do whatever they want. I don't agree with many class actions but when it comes to something such as the amount of something you are being sold I am all for it.
I know I joked about it earlier, but I do agree that companies should have products that contain what is required by law and what is labeled.

Tofu Vic
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Lawyer are the only winners in a CAS.
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Lawyer are the only winners in a CAS.
Ah, an old cliche statement from someone who has no idea what they're are talking about.
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Quote from Killerz View Post :
The question is, if they aren't punished for this, how much short is the limit of what is allowed? Perhaps .05 ounces is ok for you, perhaps .07 is ok for you. It pretty much means a company can advertise 1 thing and then do whatever they want. I don't agree with many class actions but when it comes to something such as the amount of something you are being sold I am all for it.
This. Nailed it.

Also, in the grand picture. It is like a bank skimming off a penny from your account per month - on everyone's account. That adds up. So while one particular can of tuna is not heavily influenced, they are cheating the system big time and should be penalized accordingly.
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briefly tempted to go with the $50 voucher, but it is prob a 1 time use and $50 worth of tuna is quite a few cans.
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thanks OP, hope this is not spam for my info.!
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