Big Lots’ Fresh Finds Coffee Allegedly Makes Fewer Cups Than Advertised, Class Action Says
A proposed class action alleges that canisters of Fresh Finds Colombian coffee offered by Big Lots do not deliver the number of cups indicated on the product label.
Amy Devey v. Big Lots, Inc.
28% Fewer Servings of Coffee
More specifically, the Fresh Finds Arabica Colombian Coffee Quantity Class Action Lawsuit contends that while the labels on Fresh Finds 100% Arabica Medium-Dark Roast Columbian coffee canisters state that the package contains sufficient coffee to produce up to 210 servings, the contents actually yield closer to 150 cups when brewing instructions are followed.
This means the product delivers 28% fewer cups of coffee than stated on the labeling, which is what customers paid for, according to the complaint.
According to the claim, no reasonable customer would have anticipated such a low serving amount based on the label’s representations.
According to the Fresh Finds Arabica Colombian Coffee Quantity Class Action Lawsuit, defendant Big Lots, Inc. sold much of its Fresh Finds coffee at a higher price than it would have done without the allegedly misleading labeling.
Moreover, the plaintiff and other customers bought the Fresh Finds Columbian ground coffee after examining representations on the product’s label that the 24.2 oz canisters could make up to 210 suggested strength 6 fl oz cups. Additionally, the suit states that the label included brewing instructions recommending a ratio of one tablespoon ground coffee to six fluid ounces of water.
However, the lawsuit asserts that when the product’s recommendations for usage are followed, the product cannot produce anywhere near 210 cups. Laboratory examination determined that the Fresh Finds coffee can produce only 152 cups when the manufacturer’s recommendations are followed.
Big Lots’ Profited at Consumers’ Expense
According to the Fresh Finds Arabica Colombian Coffee Quantity Class Action Lawsuit, Big Lots failed to appropriately compute the number of servings that can be made based on the product’s contents and instructions, deceiving consumers into believing they could make the claimed amount of coffee.
This knowledge would demand investigation outside the store aisle, which is beyond the range of what the average consumer is expected to know or accomplish.
According to the lawsuit, the value of the Fresh Finds ground coffee was considerably less than its claimed value, allowing Big Lots to profit at the expense of consumers.
The complaint looks to include everyone who bought the Fresh Finds coffee in New York throughout the statute of limitations period.
Editor’s Note on Fresh Finds Arabica Colombian Coffee Quantity Class Action Lawsuit:
This article is written to inform you of the class action lawsuit against Big Lots’ Fresh Finds-brand Colombian coffee over allegedly not delivering the number of cups indicated on the product label. A similar lawsuit was also filed against Tops Market.
Case Name & No.: Amy Devey v. Big Lots, Inc.; Case No. 6:21-cv-06688
Jurisdiction: U.S. District Court Western District of New York
Allegations: Big Lots’ Fresh Finds-brand Colombian coffee allegedly cannot produce the number of servings advertised on its label
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