The manufacturers of Grove Square Coffee have agreed to pay $25 million to settle class action claims that its single cup products meant to be used in Keurig machines contain instant coffee instead of ground coffee.
Alabama, California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee consumers who purchased Grove Square Coffee in the single cup version between Sept. 30, 2010 and Sept. 30, 2014, could get cash from this settlement.
The Grove Square Coffee class action alleges that Grove Square Coffee Light Roast, Grove Square Coffee Medium Roast, and Grove Square Coffee Dark Roast single cup products are made up of more than 96 percent instant coffee.
This lawsuit is about the packaging of Grove Square Coffee. Plaintiff’s allege that Grove Square Coffee, through its packaging of Grove Square Coffee, misled consumers into believing that Grove Square Coffee Light Roast, Grove Square Coffee Medium Roast, and Grove Square Coffee Dark Roast products for use in Keurig ® brewing machines contained premium, ground coffee when the products actually consisted of more than 96% instant coffee. Plaintiffs argue the Defendants violated various state consumer protection and unjust enrichment laws. The Defendants deny any wrongdoing and deny all of the allegations made in the lawsuit.
Under the terms of the Grove Square class action settlement, Class Members will receive between $25 and $275. Alabama consumers may file a claim for a maximum $100 payout; New York residents who file a valid claim can expect to receive $275; consumers in California, Illinois, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee can claim $25 per product up to three items for a maximum total of $75.
It is too late to opt out of the Grove Square Coffee class action settlement, but Class Members who wish to object to its terms must do so in writing no later than March 23, 2020.
The deadline to file a claim is May 7, 2020 and the final hearing will take place on April 21, 2020.
Class Members include consumers who bought Grove Square Coffee in Alabama, California, Illinois, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee between Sept. 30, 2010 and Sept. 30, 2014.
$25 to $275.
- Alabama Class Members will receive a maximum of $100 despite the number of Grove Square Coffee products purchased;
- New York Class Members will receive a maximum of $275 regardless of the amount of Grove Square Coffee products purchased;
- California, Illinois, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee Class Members will receive at least $25 per GSC products purchased, up to three products, for a total of $75.
Proof of Purchase
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Claim Form Deadline
Suchanek, et al. v. Sturm Foods Inc., et al., Case No. 3:11-cv-00565, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois
Suchanek v. Sturm Foods Inc. Settlement Administrator
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