Green Mountain Stifling K-Cup Competition, Suit Says

Law360, New York (February 15, 2011, 7:26 PM EST) -- Coffee seller Coffee.org Inc. has accused Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. of muscling competitors out of the market for K-Cups, a single-serve coffee capsule.

Green Mountain removed Coffee.org's lawsuit from state court to the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Arkansas on Monday.

According to Coffee.org's Feb. 3 complaint, Green Mountain has acquired essentially all of the manufacturers of K-Cups. K-Cups are instrumental in brewing and dispensing a single cup of coffee using a patented machine sold by Green Mountain and its wholly owned...
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