August 9, 2019 / 8:02 PM / 9 days ago

1st Circuit revives lawsuit over 'Hazelnut Crème' coffee's lack of hazelnut

A federal appeals court has revived a proposed class action lawsuit accusing New England Coffee Company of misleading consumers by selling a “Hazelnut Crème” coffee that contains no hazelnut at all.

The 1st U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday by a 2-1 vote overturned a lower-court judge’s 2018 decision to dismiss the case after concluding it plausibly alleged consumers could be misled by the coffee roaster’s product’s label.

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