US: DOJ wants suit against Bumble Bee CEO stalled

US: DOJ wants suit against Bumble Bee CEO stalled

According to a filing written by prosecutor Leslie Wulff of the Department of Justice (DOJ) has asked a California judge to delay a grocery wholesaler’s lawsuit against former Bumble Bee Foods CEO Chris Lischewski over concerns that it could complicate the criminal case against him. Lischewski was indicted on criminal price-fixing charges in May 2018 […]

US: Bumble Bee takes plea deal in price-fixing case

US: Bumble Bee takes plea deal in price-fixing case

US shelf staple seafood giant Bumble Bee Foods entered a guilty plea on Wednesday for its role in a price fixing cartel, agreeing to pay a fine of US$25 million. According to a report from Law360, Bumble Bee pled guilty to violating the Sherman Act in California federal court Wednesday, in line with what the […]

US: DoJ asks for reduced fine for Bumble Bee

US: DoJ asks for reduced fine for Bumble Bee

On July 19, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a request for the court to accept Bumble Bee Foods plea agreement in the tuna price fixing case. The DOJ stated that Bumble Bee has provided “substantial assistence” in the ongoing case and is unable to pay a full criminal fine. Bumble Bee’s original fine […]