Judge advances lawsuit challenging Gorton’s tilapia sustainability claims

Published on
August 30, 2022
A Gorton's tilapia product.

A U.S. judge has allowed a class-action lawsuit against Gloucester, Massachusetts, U.S.A.-based Gorton’s to proceed.

Filed in April 2022 by plaintiffs Jeffrey Alan Spindel and Kevin McCarthy, the lawsuit alleges Gorton’s tilapia products are falsely advertised as being sustainably sourced. Spindel and McCarthy are asking for more than USD 5 million (EUR 4.9 million) in damages.

On 24 August, U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts Judge Patti B. Saris rejected Gorton’s motion to ...

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