Welcome to the information website for the class action lawsuit captioned Kristie Farnham v. Caribou Coffee Company, Inc.

A settlement has been reached in a class action lawsuit about whether Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. (“Caribou”), sent text messages to mobile telephone numbers without prior express written consent of the recipients in violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, 47 U.S.C. § 227 (“TCPA”). Caribou denies the allegations in the lawsuit, and the Court has not decided who is right.

The Settlement offers payments to Settlement Class Members who file Valid Claims. Additionally, Caribou has agreed to discontinue its text marketing programs.

Your legal rights are affected whether you act or do not act. Read this Settlement Website carefully.

YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS AND OPTIONS IN THIS SETTLEMENT:
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM Submit a Claim Form seeking cash payment.
EXCLUDE YOURSELF Request to be excluded, and get no benefits from the Settlement. This is the only option that allows you to start or continue your own lawsuit against Caribou for the claims at issue in the Settlement.
OBJECT Write to the Court about why you do not like the Settlement.
GO TO A HEARING Ask to speak in Court about the fairness of the Settlement.
DO NOTHING Get no monetary benefits. Give up any rights you might have to sue Caribou about the claims resolved by the Settlement.

These rights and options—and the deadlines to exercise them—are explained in this Settlement Website.

The Court in charge of this case still has to decide whether to finally approve the Settlement. If it does, and after any appeals are resolved, benefits will be distributed to those who submit qualifying Claim Forms. Please be patient.

Important Dates

  • May 5, 2012 to July 28, 2017
    Class Period
  • October 13, 2017
    Deadline to Exclude yourself from the Settlement
  • October 13, 2017
    Deadline to Object to the Settlement
  • November 13, 2017
    Online Claim Filing Deadline
  • November 13, 2017
    Postmarked Claim Filing Deadline
  • November 20, 2017
    Object to Class Counsel's fee petition
  • November 27, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. CST
    Fairness Hearing