Kona Coffee

May 2019: The Bond case was voluntarily dismissed without prejudice, the reasons for which have not been disclosed. Also in May, plaintiffs in the Corker case filed an amended complaint bringing similar allegations.

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.

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When a complaint is dismissed without prejudice, an amended version of the complaint can be refiled.

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