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Kona Coffee Farmers Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Open

Case Summary:

This settlement resolves a class action alleging that a number of makers and sellers of coffees falsely advertised and designated certain coffees as originating in the Kona region, in violation of the Lanham Act. The defendants include BCC Assets, LLC (doing business as Boyer’s Coffee), Cameron’s Coffee and Distribution Company, Copper Moon Coffee, LLC, Cost Plus, Inc., Pacific Coffee (doing business as Maui Coffee Company), Gold Coffee Roasters, Inc., Costa Rican Gold Coffee Company, Inc., John Parry, Costco Wholesale Corporation, the TJX Companies, Inc., and Marshalls of MA, Inc.

Docket Number:

2:19-cv-00290-RSL

Company: Costco Wholesale Corporation

Filing Deadline: September 25, 2021

Class Period: February 27, 2015 to March 9, 2021

Objection Deadline: May 25, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: May 25, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: June 18, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

You must provide information about your coffee farm.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if you are a person or entity who farmed coffee in the Kona District and sold that coffee between February 27, 2015 and March 9, 2021.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Pro-rata share of the net settlement fund based on class members’ reported sales volumes.

Total Settlement Amount: $13,105,750 Total

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$15,000-$20,000 per farm

Law Firms:
Karr Tuttle Campbell
Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein

Claim Form: Kona Coffee Farmers Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Corker, et al. v. Costco Wholesale Corporation, et al.

Settlement Website: Kona Coffee Farmers Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
JND Legal Administration

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Kona Coffee Farmers Settlement Administrator
c/o JND Legal Administration
PO Box 91232
Seattle, WA 98111
833-667-1227

Tags: Deceptive Advertising, Deceptive Labels, Place of origin