The Proposed Settlements provide money for Settlement Class Members, require the Settling Defendants to modify the label of any coffee products labeled as “Kona” or “Kona Blend", and require Gold to create labeling requirements for Costco’s and TJX’s vendors of such coffee products.
Under the Proposed Settlements, the Settling Defendants will make a total payment of $13,105,750. BCC will make a payment of $1,125,000. Cameron’s will make a payment of $4,900,000. Copper Moon will make a payment of $360,000. Cost Plus will make a payment of $200,000. MCC will make a payment of $420,750. Gold will make a payment of $6,100,000. The Settlement Amount will be distributed to Settlement Class Members on a pro-rata basis (as calculated by Settlement Class Members’ reported sales volumes), less Court-awarded attorneys’ fees and expenses and service awards to the Class Representatives, and less any voluntary contributions for the benefit of the Kona region.
You do not need to do anything at this time. However, you will need to submit a claim form to receive a payment in the Proposed Settlements at a later time. You will be notified when the deadline to submit your claim form for payment is determined. You may also continue to visit this website for additional updates.
In exchange for the benefits received by the Class, the Settling Defendants and retailer Defendants to the extent they sold the Settling Defendants’ products will be released from claims the Settlement Class Members may have against them relating to the claims asserted in the lawsuit, including claims relating to the Settling Defendants’ labeling of coffee products that use the word “Kona.”