Ninth Circuit Affirms Certification of Commercial Food Preparer Class Led By CGL

Sitting en banc, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed district court certification of a class of Commercial Food Preparers, including restaurants, that purchased packaged tuna products in Olean Wholesale Grocery v. Bumble Bee Foods, — F.4th —, 2022 WL 1053459 (9th Cir. Apr. 8, 2022) (en banc). CGL serves as lead counsel for the Commercial Food Preparer class, and the Ninth Circuit’s opinion upholds a first-of-its-kind contested certification of a class of commercial indirect purchasers in antitrust litigation.