Hazelnut Coffee Suit Roasted After Class Drops Ball

By Humberto J. Rocha (October 22, 2021, 2:04 PM EDT) -- A Massachusetts federal judge on Thursday tossed class allegations from a suit accusing the New England Coffee Co. of falsely advertising the use of hazelnuts in its coffee, ruling that the displeased customers' lack of response to the company's arguments admits defeat.

U.S. District Judge Rya W. Zobel found that Kathy Dumont's suit against the coffee company and its parent company, Reily Foods Co., missed a September filing deadline to respond to the coffeemaker's partial motion for summary judgment. That failure to respond implies a lack of argument against New England Coffee Co.'s assertion that the case cannot proceed as a...

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