FRS’s “Class Action of the Month” for September 2022 is Farm-Raised Salmon.
In 2019, class action lawsuits were filed on behalf of a Direct Class alleging the Defendants 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 Direct Class has entered into a settlement in the amount of $85 million (this settlement received final approval). If your business purchased farm-raised Atlantic salmon and/or products derived therefrom (such as salmon fillets or smoked salmon) from April 10, 2013 through May 26, 2022, directly from one or more of the Defendants (listed below), you may be able to recover money. The claim filing deadline is September 23, 2022.
Mowi ASA (f/k/a Marine Harvest ASA), Mowi USA, LLC (f/k/a Marine Harvest USA, LLC), Mowi
Canada West, Inc. (f/k/a Marine Harvest Canada, Inc.), and 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 and Lerøy Seafood USA Inc.; and Cermaq
Group AS, Cermaq US LLC, Cermaq Canada Ltd., and Cermaq Norway AS.
If eligibility is not met for the above class action, your business may still be eligible for other settlements. Contact us to learn more.