LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) - A San Diego woman is suing Trader Joe's, alleging it under-fills its tuna cans.
Christine Shaw of San Diego, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit April 19 in
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California
against Trader Joe's Company, alleging fraud, negligent misrepresentation, unjust enrichment, breach of express and implied warranties and violations of consumer protection laws in California.
The suit says Trader Joe's sells several varieties of albacore and yellowfin tuna in 5-ounce cans but testing done by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found that these tuna products are under-filled below the federally mandated minimum standard.
Shaw and others in the class seek a jury trial, injunctive relief, recovery of the amounts by which the defendants have been unjustly enriched, attorney fees and other costs of the suit. They are represented by attorneys John H. Donboli, Camille Joy DeCamp and Mitchell B. Malachowski of Del Mar Law Group LLP in San Diego, and Michael A. McShane of Audet & Partners LLP in San Francisco.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 2:16-CV-02686-MWF-AFM