It’s been nearly 20 years since the Keurig machine and K-Cup became countertop staples in countless American homes (though they are available for offices). since the 1990s, And while some people find the single-use pods convenient, their relatively high cost and mediocre flavor of the beverages have made them unsuitable for other consumers.
And then there’s the environmental impact of all that pile of little plastic pods. Which have been accumulating in landfills for years. That’s another story entirely—and the reason behind a class-action lawsuit against Keurig, which the company settled earlier this year. Here’s how to find out if a piece of it is yours, and if so, how to claim your money.
Why the class-action lawsuit against Keurig?
according to original complaint Filed back in 2018, a group of consumers (plaintiffs) alleged that Keurig engaged in “unlawful, unfair and deceptive business practices” when it advertised and labeled its K-Cups as recyclable Was.
In reality, however, most municipal recycling facilities are not equipped to handle such small items, so they still end up in landfills, the plaintiffs claim. Although Keurig has admitted no wrongdoing, the company has agreed to a $10 million settlement. back in february,
Who is eligible to claim the money from the settlement?
If you have purchased K-Cup single-serving coffee pods that are labeled as such, you are considered a member of the class in the class-action lawsuit. ,Recyclable between June 8, 2016 and August 8, 2022″ in the United States for personal, family or domestic purposes as per Dedicated Litigation Website,
How Much Money Can Class Members Receive?
who are able provide proof of their purchase With receipt, email order, or shipping confirmation, eligible to receive $3.50 per 100 pods purchased. The maximum total payment is $36 cash per household, and the minimum total payment is $6. Even if you don’t have proof of purchase, you may still be eligible to receive a $5 cash payment (per household).
How to claim part of the Keurig settlement
To receive payment as part of the Keurig settlement, you must complete this claim form And submit it online on Monday, Jan 9, 2023 after 11:59 PM PT. you can also Download Claim FormFill it out, and mail it to:
Smith vs Keurig Green Mountain
C/o Kroll Settlement Administration LLC
PO Box 225391
New York, NY 10150-5391
Claim forms submitted by mail must be postmarked on or before January 9, 2023.
For additional information, please visit lawsuit website,