Consumer Class Action: Keurig Coffee Machines
Burke Harvey has received class certification of 8 state consumer lawsuits involving the sale of single serve coffee cartridges. On November 3, 2015, a Federal District Judge in Illinois certified an 8 state consumer class action lawsuit against Treehouse Foods and Sturm Inc., alleging that the sale of their Grove Square Coffee deceived consumers who thought they were buying fresh ground coffee for their Keurig coffee machines. In fact, the Grove Square Coffee was 95% instant coffee and the single serve cartridge did not contain a filter. The latest ruling provides for additional discovery and a plan for class notice before the parties try the lawsuit on the issue of liability. Attached hereto is the Memorandum Opinion and Court’s Order.