Weymouth Man Sues Market Basket Over Labels On Coffee Products

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — A Weymouth man is suing Market Basket, after claiming that the Tewksbury-based grocery chain was not honest about how many cups of coffee can be made from a store-brand can.

David Cohen filed the lawsuit in a federal court in Boston on Tuesday. He alleges that the Market Basket brand of House Blend coffee claims to be able to brew 79 cups for regular coffee and 76 cups for decaffeinated.

However when Cohen has followed the directions on the can, he claims he can only make 39 and 37 cups respectively, rather than the numbers estimated by the company. The cans in question both contain around 11.5 ounces of coffee.

According to the court documents, Cohen said that he would not have bought the coffee cans — priced at $2.65 and $2.99— if he had “known the truth” about how much he was getting.

The lawsuit claims customers are being cheated out of "51 percent of the servings they paid for," adding that there are potentially tens of thousands of impacted plaintiffs who share a similar opinion and should receive at least $25 in damages each.

Market Basket has said they do not sell the referenced products in their stores anymore, and they "believe the lawsuit has no merit."

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Written by Rachel Armany

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