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Tassimo Coffee Brewers and Starbucks

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Tassimo Coffee Brewers and Starbucks

May 2016: The Sixth Circuit dismissed the appeal of the District Court’s denial of class certification and affirmed both the decision to dismiss breach of warranty claims and the attorney’s fees award. To read the decision, click here.

March 2015: After a judgment awarding $250 to the plaintiff and $6,767 to the plaintiff’s attorneys was entered, the named plaintiff filed a Notice of Appeal regarding the decision to deny class certification, the dismissal of breach of warranty claims, and the attorney’s fees award.

May 2014: A federal judge denied the plaintiff’s motion to certify the class in a lawsuit (originally filed in 2012) alleging that Kraft Foods and Starbucks misleadingly represented that consumers could use the Tassimo coffee makers (which brew single cups of hot beverages such as coffee and tea) to brew Starbucks brand coffee when these representations were actually not true. The judge refused to certify the class finding that, based on market research, the representations that the coffee maker could brew Starbucks coffee was not important to many consumers and did not affect their decision to purchase the product. In addition, the judge found that issues such as injury and damages required an individual inquiry and could not be determined on a class-wide basis. (Montgomery et al v. Kraft Foods Global, Inc. and Starbucks Corporation, Case No. 12-cv-00149, W. D. MI.).

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