Maxwell House Master Blend and Yuban Traditional Roast Ground Coffee

January 2021: The Court preliminarily approved the settlement agreement. Go to http://www.groundcoffeesettlement.com/ for more information.

December 2020: Plaintiffs moved for preliminary approval of a settlement agreement that would provide class members with an $0.80 cash award for each product purchased. According to the settlement terms, class members who have proof of purchase may receive a maximum award of $25 per household while class members who do not have proof of purchase may receive cash awards for a maximum of six products per household. In addition, the company agreed to remove the challenged language from product labels or revise labels to provide a range of servings based on the suggested strength of coffee.

October 2020: The case was transferred from state court to federal court. (Case No. 20-cv-62136, S.D. Fla.)

July 2020: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Kraft Heinz Food for allegedly misleadingly marketing that the 26.8 ounce canister of Maxwell House Master Blend and the 31 ounce canister of Yuban Traditional Roast ground coffee products can make 180 to 210 cups of coffee when, according to the plaintiffs, the products make fewer than the advertised number of cups of coffee. (Ferron et al v. Kraft Heinz Food Co., Case No. 110744/72, Florida State Court – Broward)

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