Keurig Hit With Antitrust Class Action Over 'Lock-Out' Tech

Law360, Los Angeles (March 12, 2014, 10:03 PM EDT) -- Keurig Inc. was hit with a putative antitrust class action in New York federal court on Monday, alleging the single-serve coffee maker’s upcoming brewing machine will block competitors’ coffee cups as part of an anti-competitive scheme.

Plaintiff Joy Hoyer claims the Keurig 2.0 brewer will feature “interactive technology” that can detect whether coffee cups used in the device are made by Keurig, called K-Cups, or by third parties offering comparable products at lower prices. Hoyer claims Keurig, whose patents on its current type of cups expired...
To view the full article, register now.

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.