StarKist to pay up in cash or fish to settle class action lawsuit

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Tuna lovers could have $50 in free fish coming their way thanks to a class action lawsuit.

StarKist settled the suit, which claimed the company sold cans of tuna that weighed in slightly under the weight required by federal law. The law states five-ounce cans of tuna must contain between 2.84 and 3.23 ounces of tuna - some StarKist cans came in a few tenths of an ounce short.

Cans of tuna included in the lawsuit were purchased between February 19, 2009 and October 31, 2014 and meet the following descriptions:

  • 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")

Shoppers who bought the affected cans can file a claim to receive $50 in free tuna or $25 in cash, if they prefer. You don't have to have a receipt to claim the payout, but must agree under the penalty of perjury that you purchased a can of tuna within the time frame in question.

Read more about the claim here

If you feel you have a claim, visit TunaLawsuit.com.