February-March 2019: Two class-action lawsuits were filed against several coffee distributors, wholesalers, and retailers – including Walmart, Costco, Bed Bath & Beyond, TJ Maxx, and Marshalls – for allegedly falsely labeling products as Kona coffee so that consumers think the coffee is grown in the Kona district on the Big Island of Hawaii when, according to plaintiffs, the products contain little to no Kona coffee. Click on the links below to read each complaint.
- Bond et al v. Costco Wholesale Corp. et al, Case No. 19-cv-305, W. D. WA.
- Corker et al v. Costco Wholesale Corp. et al, Case No. 19-cv-290, W. D. WA.
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When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled.