Law Offices of Cottens and Carp, LLC. announces class action lawsuit against five Boston restaurants for allegedly substituting regular meat for premium Kobe Beef

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A number of Massachusetts restaurants have been promoting "Kobe Beef" on their menus during particular periods of time when the meat was banned by the Federal Government from entering the US.

The Law Firm of Cottens and Carp, LLC., have filed a lawsuit against five prominent Boston restaurants alleging that they have violated Massachusetts’ consumer laws by offering diners Kobe Beef when during the purported time of consumption, the federal government had banned all meat imports from Japan. Additional restaurants will be named as defendants as they are identified and consumers come forth.    

The complaint states that the restaurants named in the class action law suit offered Kobe Beef or claimed to use it as an ingredient when it is alleged that the meat they offered could not have been brought into this country, and when there were no purveyors offering the product with the proper documentation. According to the complaint, In many instances, the meat was marked up far beyond what premium steaks were being sold at in the establishments named.        

The five original restaurants named are:

  •     GRILL 23
  •     MOOO
  •     THE MET CLUB
  •     94 MASS AVE

The complaint has named the above restaurants as defendants, and the law firm has identified dozens of other restaurants that will be named as Defendants as they are identified and diners come forth and contact our firm. There are well over a hundred other restaurants in the Boston area that have been identified as serving “Kobe Beef” when the Federal Government had banned it from the United States. According to Robert Carp, a partner in the firm, the Federal Register cited in the complaint specifically points out Japanese beef because of fears of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (more commonly referred to as "mad cow" disease).

The investigation and currently filed lawsuit (Middlesex Superior Court, Civil Action No.: 15-0057) has named all of the above as Defendants. For further information, please visit

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