What to know about the coffee table legs lawsuit

Coffee table legs are one of the most iconic objects on the planet.

They’re made of wood and they’re so much fun to use!

But coffee table leg maker J.B. Loehrman sued his former employer, Loehrs Coffee, claiming the company defamed him for allegedly selling the product.

J.L. and his attorneys, John M. Lott and Peter J. Rothstein, sued Loehnmans Coffee on July 23.


L and Rothstein claim that Loehlmans Coffee lied about the origin of Loehler’s coffee legs, and L.M. sold them to a friend for $40 a piece.

Loesermans Coffee claims Loehmars Coffee knowingly sold the legs to a third party and that Loesers Coffee was aware of the false claims. 

The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.

The complaint names J.A. Lottell, L.A.’s largest coffee shop chain, and its owner, J.C. Lotti.

The suit seeks unspecified damages, attorney fees and costs.

Lopeck, Lott & Rothstein is a law firm based in San Francisco, which is a major coffee company in the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Loehn’s Coffee was founded in 1970 in New York City.

Lotta is the initials of the Loehern family, a well-known coffee house in New Jersey. 

“I am very happy to have been a part of this case and I am very pleased with the outcome,” Loehnerman said. 

J.B., who declined to comment, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.