🐠Norwegian Salmon Farmers to Pay $85 Million Settlement in Price-Fixing Lawsuit
Six Salmon manufacturers agreed to pay $85 million to direct purchasers to resolve claims salmon products were overpriced due to price-fixing.
The settlement benefits consumers who purchased farm-raised Atlantic salmon products from various defendants between April 10, 2013, and May 26, 2022. Defendants covered by the settlement are:
- Mowi (formerly known as Marine Harvest)
- Mowi Ducktrap (also known as Ducktrap River of Maine)
- Greig Seafood (formerly known as Ocean Quality)
- Sjór AS
- Lerøy Seafood
According to a class action lawsuit against the defendants, salmon producers violated federal law with a price-fixing scheme. As a part of the plan, the defendants allegedly agreed to work together to raise the price of salmon products.
After the plaintiffs survived a motion to dismiss, the defendants agreed to resolve the allegations against them with an $85 million settlement.
Under the terms of the settlement, Class Members can recover a cash payment. Payments will vary depending on the number of claims filed with the settlement and the amount of commerce claimed in total.
Each class member will receive a proportional share of the settlement based on the amount of eligible product they purchased.
To receive a cash payment you must timely submit a claim form either online (find the link below), or by snail mail and send it postmarked to the address below by September 23, 2022.
You will need a Unique ID and Access Code that was mailed to you in order to file a claim. If you believe you should have received a notice with a unique ID and code, call or email the Settlement Administrator, whose information you can find here on their contact page.
Salmon Direct Purchaser Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 91447
Seattle, WA 98111
The Court will hold a Fairness Hearing at 9:00 a.m. on September 8, 2022, Miami, Florida.
Claim Form Website: SalmonDirectPurchaserSettlement.com
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