FRS’s “Class Action of the Month” for February 2023 is Farm-Raised Salmon Indirect Purchaser.
In 2019, class action lawsuits were filed on behalf of an Indirect Class alleging the Defendants and their co-conspirators combined and conspired to fix, maintain, raise or stabilize prices of farm-raised Atlantic salmon and products derived therefrom in violation of federal antitrust laws. At this time, the class has reached a settlement with the Defendants (listed below) in the amount of $33 million. If your business indirectly purchased, for resale, Defendants‘ farm-raised salmon and/or products derived therefrom (such as salmon fillets or smoked salmon) from April 10, 2013 through November 17, 2022, you may be able to recover money. The claim filing deadline is February 17, 2023.
“Eligible Jurisdictions”: District of Columbia, Guam, AL, AZ, AR, CA, FL, HI, IL, IA, KS, ME, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NM, NY, NC, ND, OR, RI, SC, SD, TN, UT, VT, WV and WI.
Mowi ASA (f/k/a MarineHarvest ASA); Mowi USA, LLC (f/k/a Marine Harvest USA, LLC);
Mowi Canada West, Inc. (f/k/a Marine Harvest Canada, Inc.); Mowi Ducktrap, LLC
(an assumed name of Ducktrap River of Maine LLC); Grieg Seafood ASA; Grieg Seafood
BC Ltd.; Grieg Seafood North America Inc. (f/k/a Ocean Quality North America Inc.);
Grieg Seafood USA, Inc. (f/k/a Ocean Quality USA Inc.); Grieg Seafood Premium Brands, Inc. (f/k/a
Ocean Quality Premium Brands, Inc.); Sjór AS (f/k/a Ocean Quality AS); SalMar ASA; Lerøy Seafood AS;
Lerøy Seafood USA Inc.; Cermaq Group AS; Cermaq US LLC; Cermaq Canada Ltd.; and Cermaq Norway.
If eligibility is not met for the above class action, your business may still be eligible for other settlements. Contact us to learn more.