Class-Action Tracker

Information about federal false advertising class actions filed around the country. Please note, our list is neither comprehensive nor reflective of TINA.org’s opinion.


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Cans of American Tuna

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Cans of American Tuna

Allegations: Misleadingly marketing tuna as “Caught and Canned in America” when the tuna is not caught in American waters and it is canned outside of the U.S.

Safeway Tuna

Class Action

Safeway Tuna

May 2017: This action was voluntarily dismissed after the parties reached a settlement agreement. The agreement does not provide monetary relief to class members and indicates that Safeway has applied…

Aldi Tuna Products

Class Action

Aldi Tuna Products

Allegations: Falsely advertising tuna products as dolphin safe when the company uses fishing methods that seriously injure and kill dolphins and other marine life

Subway’s Tuna

Class Action

Subway’s Tuna

Allegations: Falsely marketing certain sandwiches and wraps as being made with “100% tuna” when they are not

Cans of Starkist Tuna

Class Action

Cans of Starkist Tuna

April 2018: This case was voluntarily dismissed When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled., the reasons for which have not been…

Bumble Bee’s Tuna Salad Kit and More

Class Action

Bumble Bee’s Tuna Salad Kit and More

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…

StarKist Tuna

Class Action

StarKist Tuna

October 2018: The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court’s approval of the settlement. October and November 2016: The class representative and several objectors filed Notices of Appeal…


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