Corker, et al. v. Costco Wholesale Corporation, et al.
Kona Coffee Farmers Settlement

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 a class action settlement.

This page contains information about the settlement with Defendant L&K Coffee Company, LLC ("L&K"). For information on prior settlements, including the settlements with Kroger, Safeway/Albertsons, and HIKC, please visit the Prior Settlements pages.


Important Update: The Court granted final approval to the Settlement on February 16, 2023. The Court's Final Judgment and other relevant pleadings are available on the Important Documents page.

What is the lawsuit about?

An additional Proposed Settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit. The new settlement is with L&K Coffee Company, LLC ("L&K"). This settlement is in addition to prior settlements in the lawsuit. In the lawsuit, the Plaintiffs allege that L&K advertised, advertised, falsely designated, and/or sold coffee as originating from the Kona region in violation of the federal Lanham Act. Although L&K denies Plaintiffs’ claims for liability and damages, they have agreed to settle the class action to avoid the time and expense of continuing the lawsuit.

There are other Defendants in this lawsuit who have not reached settlements with the Plaintiffs at the time. Those Defendants not included in this Settlement or the Prior Settlements are not part of the Settlements.

What does the settlement provide?

The Proposed Settlement provides money for Settlement Class Members and requires L&K to modify the label of coffee products labeled as containing beans originating from the Kona region. More information about the amounts the Settlement provides 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 October 4, 2022, farmed Kona coffee in the Kona District and then sold their Kona coffee. Excluded from the Settlement Class are the Settling Defendants, any Judges to whom the case is assigned, and their immediate families and staffs.


Detailed information on each of the options listed below can be found in the Long Form Notice, which can be downloaded from the Important Documents page. Information about the deadlines by which to exercise each of these options can be found on the Key Dates page.

Option and Deadline
DO NOTHING You do not need to do anything at this time. If you previously submitted a claim for payment in connection with the prior settlements, you will not need to re-submit your information. However, if you did not make a prior claim, you will need to submit a claim form to receive a payment in the Proposed Settlement at a later time. You will be notified when the deadline to submit a claim form for payment is determined.
January 10, 2023

Remove yourself from the Settlement Class. Receive no payment. Keep your right to sue or continue to sue the New Settling Defendants for the claims in this case.
January 10, 2023

Write the Court about why you do not like the Proposed Settlement.
January 10, 2023

If you submitted a Notice of Appearance, you were able to speak to the Court about the Proposed Settlement at the Final Hearing on February 16, 2023.

For More Information

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

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