The worst part of waking up is finding out that you can not make as much coffee as you think you can with a container of Folgers.
This is the allegation behind a class action lawsuit filed by a woman in Chicago against Folger Coffee Co. has claimed "a straightforward and systematic solution to the false, misleading and illegal conduct" of the coffee giant on its labels that one can make 240 cups of coffee in six ounces with one purchase, according to the complaint filed in the U.S. District Court of Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division last week.
"The defendants have exaggerated the number of coffee cups that Folger's ground coffee products can make to induce consumer purchases and charge consumers more for these products," says the case, filed by Ellen Moser. It is about how many grams there are in a tablespoon and how much coffee you can make with that tablespoon, according to the alleged class action lawsuit, which has raised some eyebrows in legal circles.
As the company Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC recently blogged, "this case is also an example of what some might call inventions in consumer disputes or what others might call something else. But like so many other cases involving food products, this case underlines that virtually all claims on a food product will attract scrutiny, if not a real complaint. "