If you bought Keurig K-Cup Portion Packs1 from persons OTHER THAN Keurig and not for the purpose of resale, (i) between September 7, 2010, and August 14, 2020, in the United States (except Mississippi and Rhode Island); (ii) between March 24, 2011, and August 14, 2020, in Mississippi; or (iii) between July 15, 2013, and August 14, 2020, in Rhode Island, you may be entitled to payment from a class action settlement.
What is this lawsuit and Settlement about?
The Settlement resolves a lawsuit alleging that Keurig monopolized or attempted to monopolize and restricted, restrained, foreclosed, and excluded competition in order to raise, fix, maintain, or stabilize the prices of Keurig K-Cup Portion Packs at artificially high levels in violation of Sections 1 and 2 of the Sherman Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 1 and 2, Section 3 of the Clayton Act, 15 U.S.C. § 14, and various state antitrust, unfair competition, consumer protection, unjust enrichment, and other laws.
How do I know if I am part of the Settlement Class?
The Settlement Class includes all individuals and entities in the United States and its territories that purchased, from persons OTHER THAN Keurig and not for resale, Keurig K-Cup Portion Packs during the period September 7, 2010, to August 14, 2020 (except for claims under Mississippi law—which are for purchases during the period from March 24, 2011, to August 14, 2020—and Rhode Island law—which are for purchases from July 15, 2013, to August 14, 2020).
What does the Settlement provide?
Keurig Green Mountain, Inc. has agreed to pay $31 million into a Settlement Fund to fully settle and release claims of all persons in the United States and its territories who purchased, from persons OTHER THAN Keurig and not for the purpose of resale, Keurig K-Cup Portion Packs during the time periods detailed above.
The Settlement Fund will be used to pay Settlement Class Members who send in a valid Claim Form; an attorneys’ fee award not to exceed 33 1/3% of the Settlement Amount and to be determined by the Court; any incentive awards, not to exceed $3,000 for each Class Representative and to be determined by the Court; and litigation costs, not to exceed $2.82 million plus any additional costs of Settlement claims administration.
Class Members' legal rights are affected whether they act or don't act. Read the Settlement Notice carefully.
1 Keurig K-Cup Portion Packs means single-serve beverage portion packs manufactured or licensed by Keurig that are compatible with Keurig brewers. A Portion Pack manufactured or licensed by Keurig will generally display the Keurig brand name or logo on the package.