Keurig K-Cup Settlement
Keurig has agreed to pay $31 million to settle claims it violated antitrust laws by fixing the price of its Keurig K-Cup products. The lawsuit has been pending since 2014. It claims that Keurig monopolized or attempted to monopolize and restricted, restrained, foreclosed, and excluded competition in order to dictate the prices of Keurig K-Cup Portion Packs at artificially high levels. This is a 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.
This settlement benefits individuals who purchased Keurig K-Cup Portion Packs from retailers other than Keurig between Sept. 7, 2010, and Aug. 14, 2020, in all states other than Mississippi and Rhode Island; between March 24, 2011, and Aug. 14, 2020, in Mississippi; or between July 15, 2013, and Aug. 14, 2020, in Rhode Island.
The $31,000,000 sum that Keurig has agreed to pay, will be used to pay Settlement Class Members who send in a valid Claim Form, after attorneys’ fees, Settlement and class administration costs, and other expenses have been deducted.
The value of any claim will be based on the location of the purchase of the Keurig K-Cup Portion Pack and any proof of purchase. In accordance with the Plan of Allocation, the value of a claim will be calculated by the following matrix:
|For Purchases Made in Repealer States or Territories2||For Purchases Made in Non-Repealer States or Territories3||For Purchases Made in Florida or Illinois|
|Proof of Purchase of Keurig K-Cup Portion Pack from a person other than Keurig Submitted with Proof of Claim||100% of claim||7.5% of claim||33 1/3% of claim|
|No Proof of Purchase of Keurig K-Cup Portion Pack, but Proof of Purchase of Keurig Brewer Submitted with Proof of Claim||50% of claim with a 7,300-cup/12 mo. cap||3.75% of claim with a 7,300-cup/12 mo. cap||16 2/3% of claim with a 7,300-cup/12 mo. cap|
|No Proof of Purchase of Keurig K-Cup Portion Pack or Keurig Brewer Submitted with Proof of Claim||10% of claim with a 550-cup/12 mo. cap||0.75% of claim with a 550-cup/12 mo. cap||3 1/3% of claim with a 550-cup/12 mo. cap|
- The following are Repealer States or Territories: Arizona, Arkansas, California, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Guam.
- The following are Non-Repealer States or Territories: Alabama, Alaska, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, New Jersey, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wyoming, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
This lawsuit goes back a while, and you need to provide receipts. But this is a popular product so many people could be eligible for reimbursement. If you purchased form a big retailer such as Amazon or others, it’s possible that you can find receipts or proof or purchase in your accounts. Just make sure you file your claim and provide the required documentation before the deadline.