Class-Action Lawsuit Alleges That Maxwell House Coffee Products Are Deceptively Advertised


On July 31, 2020, Plaintiff, on behalf of a proposed class of consumers, filed a class-action lawsuit against Defendant Kraft Heinz Company alleging that Defendant had falsely and deceptively advertised its Maxwell House ground coffee products by “grossly” exaggerating the number of cups of coffee that could be made from them.

The representations at issue covered 38 varieties of coffee products and were made in each case on the front packaging of the products. Based on the products’ instructions to use one tablespoon of ground coffee to make one 6 fluid-ounce cup of coffee, and the fact that one tablespoon of ground coffee weighed five grams, Plaintiff calculated that Defendant’s products could only produce between 66% and 73% of the represented number of cups of coffee based on the net quantity of contents of the product.

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