Keurig has agreed to pay $31 million to resolve claims it violated antitrust laws by fixing the price of its Keurig K-Cup products.
The settlement benefits individuals who purchased Keurig K-Cup Portion Packs from retailers other than Keurig between Sept. 7, 2010, and Aug. 14, 2020, in all states other than Mississippi and Rhode Island; between March 24, 2011, and Aug. 14, 2020, in Mississippi; or between July 15, 2013, and Aug. 14, 2020, in Rhode Island.
Claims against Keurig were consolidated in June 2014. According to the plaintiffs in the eight consolidated class action lawsuits, Keurig violated antitrust laws in order to monopolize the market for single-serve coffee pods. This monopoly allegedly allowed the company to artificially fix the price of Keurig K-Cup products — subjecting consumers to financial strain that wouldn’t exist in a healthy market.
In December 2017, these claims were preserved by a federal judge who denied the company’s motion for dismissal.
Keurig has not admitted any wrongdoing in the case but has agreed to a $31 million Keurig K-Cup class action settlement. The settlement provides reimbursement for Keurig K-Cup purchases in the form of cash payments. Reimbursement rates will vary from 0.75% to 100% depending on the state the purchase was made in and whether proof of purchase was submitted with a claim.
In order to benefit from the settlement, Class Members must file a valid claim form by July 15, 2021. Proof of purchase of Keurig K-Cup purchases and information about these purchases (number of K-Cups purchased, price paid, state where purchase took place, brand name, etc.) is required to validate claims.
The deadline for exclusion is May 14, 2021. The deadline for objection is May 17, 2021. The final approval hearing for the settlement is scheduled for June 4, 2021.
Individuals who purchased Keurig K-Cup Portion Packs from retailers other than Keurig:
- between Sept. 7, 2010, and Aug. 14, 2020, in all states other than Mississippi and Rhode Island,
- between March 24, 2011, and Aug. 14, 2020, for Mississippi consumers, or
- between July 15, 2013, and Aug. 14, 2020, for Rhode Island customers
Up to 100% reimbursement of Keurig K-Cup purchases.
Reimbursement rates will vary from 0.75% to 100% depending on the state the purchase was made in and whether proof of purchase was submitted with a claim.
Proof of Purchase
Proof of purchase of Keurig K-Cup purchases and information about these purchases (number of K-Cups purchased, price paid, state where purchase took place, brand name, etc.)
NOTE: If you do not qualify for this settlement do NOT file a claim.
Remember: you are submitting your claim under penalty of perjury. You are also harming other eligible Class Members by submitting a fraudulent claim. If you’re unsure if you qualify, please read the FAQ section of the Settlement Administrator’s website to ensure you meet all standards (Top Class Actions is not a Settlement Administrator). If you don’t qualify for this settlement, check out our database of other open class action settlements you may be eligible for.
Claim Form Deadline
In re: Keurig Green Mountain Single-Serve Coffee Antitrust Litigation, Case No. 1:14md-02542-VSB, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
Keurig Indirect Purchasers Antitrust Settlement
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 91382
Seattle, WA 98111
Robert N. Kaplan
Gregory K. Arenson
Hae Sung Nam
KAPLAN FOX & KILSHEIMER LLP
Clifford H. Pearson
Daniel L. Warshaw
Matthew A. Pearson
PEARSON SIMON & WARSHAW LLP
WOLF HALDSTEIN ADLER FREEMAN & HERZ LLP
George S. Cary
CLEARY GOTTLIEB STEEN & HAMILTON LLP
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