Starbucks is in the midst of a lawsuit over ‘underfilling’ their beverages, and now a judge in California has vetoed the company’s attempts to dissolve the complaints. Get all of the details here!
Starbucks is being raked over the ice, with lawyers all over the country accusing the company of shorting customers when it comes to to their coffee and other drinks. Read on to hear about a vital June 17 decision concerning the class action suit!
Per Reuters, a federal judge in San Francisco, CA has determined that the Starbucks lawsuit over “underfilled” beverages will continue:
In a decision on Friday, U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson in San Francisco said the California plaintiffs may seek damages from Starbucks Corp in their proposed nationwide class action, including for fraud and false advertising….
Henderson did not rule on the case’s merits. He dismissed three of the plaintiffs’ eight claims against Seattle-based Starbucks, as well as their request for injunctive relief.
This means that Starbucks can no longer claim that the allegations are unfounded!
The CA plaintiffs filed the lawsuit in March, alleging that “Starbucks Lattes are uniformly underfilled pursuant to a standardized recipe” that instructs baristas to “leav[e] at least 1/4 [inch] of space below the rim of the serving cup”. They also claim that Starbucks treats the top layer of milk foam as part of the total volume of the latte: “[P]laintiffs’ counsel purchased and measured Starbucks Lattes at different stores, in different states, in different sizes, and in different flavors.” Lawyers also say that they discovered “each Latte was underfilled by approximately 25%”. So unfair! Complaints against Starbucks regarding this issue have been filed in Illinois and New York, too, so this isn’t going away any time soon.
HollywoodLifers, do you think Starbucks should continue to be sued? Tell us in the comments how you feel about this lawsuit!