Corker, et al. v. Costco Wholesale Corporation, et al.
Kona Coffee Farmers Settlement
2:19-cv-00290-RSL

Welcome to the Kona Coffee Farmers Settlement Website

If you farmed Kona coffee in the Kona District and then sold that coffee, you may be able to get benefits in two class action settlements.

This page contains information about the settlements with Defendants MNS, Limited (operating as ABC Stores) ("MNS") and Mulvadi Corporation ("Mulvadi"). For information on prior settlements, including the settlement with L&K Coffee Company, please visit the Prior Settlements pages.

 

Important Update: The deadline for Class Members to submit a Claim Form for the settlements with MNS and Mulvadi was January 29, 2024.

What is the lawsuit about?

Additional Settlements have been reached in a class action lawsuit. The lawsuit is about the alleged mislabeling of coffee as originating from the Kona region. The new settlements are with MNS, Ltd. (operating as ABC Stores) (“MNS”) and Mulvadi Corporation (“Mulvadi”). MNS and Mulvadi deny the Plaintiffs’ allegations but have agreed to settle the class action to avoid the time and expense of continuing the lawsuit. These settlements are in addition to those for which you previously received notice.

What do the settlements provide?

The Settlements provide money for Settlement Class Members, require MNS to modify their practices relating to the sales of coffee products labeled as “Kona,” or “Kona Blend.”, and require Mulvadi and its owner to modify their practices concerning the purchase, sale, and labeling of coffee products labeled as “Kona,” or “Kona Blend.”

More information about the amounts the Settlements provide is available on the Settlement Benefits page.

Who is Included in the Settlement Class?

The Settlement Class includes all persons and entities who, between February 27, 2015, and July 31, 2023, farmed Kona coffee in the Kona District and then sold their Kona coffee. Excluded from the Settlement Classes are the Settling Defendants, any Judges to whom the case is assigned, and their immediate families and staffs.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS

Detailed information on each of the options listed below can be found in the Long Form Notices, which are available for download from the Important Documents page. Information on the applicable deadlines can be found on the Key Dates page.

Option and Deadline
Description
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM Submit a valid claim to receive or donate money from the Settlements. Be bound by the Settlements. Give up your right to sue or continue to sue Settling Defendants for the claims in this case.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF ("OPT OUT") Remove yourself from the Settlement Classes. Receive no payment. Keep your right to sue or continue to sue Settling Defendants for the claims in this case.
OBJECT OR COMMENT Write the Court about why you do not like the Settlements.
SPEAK AT THE HEARING If you submit a Notice of Appearance, you may speak to the Court about the Settlements at the Final Hearing.
DO NOTHING Receive no payment. Be bound by the Settlements. Give up your right to sue or continue to sue Settling Defendants for the claims in this case.

For More Information

Visit this website often to get the most up-to-date information.

Mail
Kona Coffee Farmers Settlement Administrator
c/o JND Legal Administration
P.O. Box 91232
Seattle, WA 98111