A California US District Court is taking into consideration Bumble Bee's bankruptcy status in relation to several plaintiffs who say they have been harmed by price-fixing that occurred between three biggest US tuna producers -- Starkist, Bumble Bee and Thai Union-owned Chicken of the Sea--from 2010 to 2016.

The specific discussion between the parties has been sealed by the court, but the court is allowing Bumble Bee to file a motion in relation to its bankruptcy and massive class-action lawsuit by Jan.