Description: Class action lawsuit alleging that defendant misrepresented the recyclability of single-use "coffee pods," which the complaint alleged have numerous negative effects, including contributing to methane emissions.
Smith v. Keurig Green Mountain, Inc.
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 09/28/2018 Complaint Download Complaint filed. Class Action Filed in California Court Alleging Misrepresentation of Recyclability of Single-Serve Coffee Pods. A California resident filed a class action complaint in California Superior Court against a company that makes single-serve “coffee pods.” The complaint alleges that the company misrepresents the recyclability of their product. The alleged negative effects of plastic waste include one climate-related allegation: “The staggering amount of plastic waste accumulating in the environment is accompanied by an array of negative side effects. … More recently, scientists have discovered that, as it degrades, plastic waste releases large amounts of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas. Thus, plastic waste is also thought to be a significant potential cause of global climate change.” The complaint asserts a breach of an express warranty, violations of the California Consumers Legal Remedies Act, and violations of California’s unfair competition law.