Chicken and Tuna Price Fixing Settlements

State of Washington King County Superior Court

Welcome to the Website for the Chicken and Tuna Price Fixing Settlements

The Washington State Attorney General’s Office filed lawsuits against more than 20 corporations that make and sell chicken and canned tuna because they secretly agreed to raise prices for these products in violation of state and federal laws that encourage competition in the marketplace and help keep prices down for consumers.

Most of our lawsuits are now resolved and these corporations must pay the Attorney General’s Office over $40 million. The Attorney General’s Office is returning all of these funds to consumers who meet the eligibility criteria. To be eligible, consumers must currently reside in Washington and the consumer’s household income must be no greater than 175% of the federal poverty level. These eligibility requirements are designed to ensure that this money goes to those Washingtonians most impacted by the corporations’ illegal conduct. Single member households will receive a refund check for $50.00. Households of two members or more will receive a refund check for $120.00.

We began mailing these checks on December 5, 2023. Please allow for up to 7-14 days for checks to reach their destination. If your household has not received a payment and you believe it should have, please Submit a Claim before June 5, 2024. If you are found eligible to receive a payment in this matter, a check will be mailed to the address you provide on your claim form. Please be patient as claims are received and processed. If you have any questions, please contact the Distribution Administrator by emailing refundcheck@atg.wa.gov, writing to Distribution Administrator, P.O. Box 91485, Seattle, WA 98111, or calling toll-free 866-601-1516.



If you are eligible to receive a refund check but you have not yet received it in the mail, you lost or misplaced your check, or you require a reissuance for another reason, you have until May 1, 2024 to request a reissue of your refund check.

To request a reissue, please call 866-601-1516 and a live agent will assist you.

May 1, 2024


If your household has not received a refund check and you believe it should have, please visit the Submit a Claim module on this site before June 5, 2024 for more information and instructions on how to provide the necessary information to potentially receive a refund check.

June 5, 2024

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Upcoming Important Dates

December 2023 – Initial Refund Checks Mailed

May 1, 2024 – Deadline to Request a Reissued Check

June 5, 2024 – Deadline to Submit a Claim for Payment