Judge Tosses ‘Underfilled Lattes’ Class Action Against Starbucks

By | January 8, 2018

  • January 8, 2018 at 9:48 am
    NC P&C Agent says:
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    “leaving a quarter-inch of space atop drinks”

    Maybe this is, I don’t know, so they don’t spill and sue Starbucks for THAT?!

  • January 8, 2018 at 10:52 am
    Fair Playing Field says:
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    And so we wave goodbye to Siera, Benjamin and Brittany as they drive off into the sunset in their Priuses, beaten by common sense this time but sure to bounce back with another lawsuit against some other entity doing business in a manner that they perceive as an affront to their self-centered lives.

  • January 8, 2018 at 1:35 pm
    Rachel says:
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    This almost reads like an article in The Onion.

  • January 8, 2018 at 1:47 pm
    Jack Kanauph says:
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    Sensible decision by courts. The losers in this case should have to pay court costs for both sides.
    Have you ever been to a Starbucks with a crowd. Those baristas work their butts off having to make these lattes and triple shot espresso candy cane mocha Frappuccinos…. You can’t expect each one to be perfect in measurements. That goes for most every fast food place. All the buns are not uniform or the chicken pieces or the burger patties.

    • January 8, 2018 at 2:09 pm
      Agent says:
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      Jack, a simple way for people not happy with Starbucks is to not do business with them anymore. They are over priced anyway.

      • January 8, 2018 at 2:27 pm
        Jack Kanauph says:
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        Very true Agent, but that cuts the lawyers out from a payday.

        • January 8, 2018 at 3:53 pm
          Agent says:
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          Well, we do have to watch food manufacturers to keep them honest. They have shortages on amount of product put in their can or package. I bought a can of Van Camps Pork & Beans a few years back and it was over half bean soup instead of beans. Contacted them and they sent a coupon for 3 more and apologized. I surmised it was poor quality control on the machine dispensing the beans.

          • January 8, 2018 at 4:07 pm
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            So now you like the FDA and CDC doing things to keep food manufacturers honest? Are you no longer calling for them to be completely disbanded and defunded like you’ve claimed for years?

          • January 9, 2018 at 7:54 am
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            Did Agent say he contacted the FDA? I’ll help you answer; no, he did not. He acted responsibly and maturely by notifying the manufacturer of their processing problem and the manufacturer acted responsibly and promptly made reparations for their error. The faulty processing machine was probably adjusted or removed from their canning facility, so no further problems arose.

            How would YOU have handled the issue?

          • January 9, 2018 at 9:46 am
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            “calling” was not meant as “did you stop physically dialing the FDA and CDC from your phone” — it was intended to be used as the colloquial version of the term as in “you have been stating over and over that they should be disbanded…”

  • January 8, 2018 at 2:37 pm
    NMJ says:
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    I’m no Starbucks fan but the jokes on this one practically write themselves. Bart Simpson filed a similar lawsuit as I recall.

  • January 8, 2018 at 3:48 pm
    Rachel says:
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    This almost reads like an article from The Onion.

  • January 9, 2018 at 7:58 am
    PolarBeaRepeal says:
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    Judge to plaintiffs: There’s no room in my courtroom for lawsuits claiming too much room for dairy. Have a frappe day!

    • January 11, 2018 at 4:11 pm
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      Anyone remember the famous McDonalds hot coffee suit? What a joke that was.

      • January 11, 2018 at 4:48 pm
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        I remember that very well, Agent. On the surface “suing someone for their hot coffee being too hot” does sound absurd, but when you look at the facts, the suit was NOT frivolous. To wit:

        Fact 1: McDonalds received 700+ reports of injury from their coffee being too hot and did nothing

        Fact 2: McDonald’s required coffee to be 180 to 190 degrees Fahrenheit. At that temperature, it will cause third-degree burns in three to seven seconds.

        Fact 3: McDonald’s admitted it had known about the risk of serious burns from its scalding hot coffee for more than 10 years.

        Fact 4: McDonald’s quality assurance manager testified that at the temperature at which it was poured into Styrofoam cups, it was not fit for consumption because it would burn the mouth and throat.

        Fact 5: Plaintiff suffered 3rd degree burns, suffered through her sweat pants

        Fact 6: Plaintiff offered to settle for $20,000 — the cost of her medical bills and lost income

        Fact 7: McDonalds only offered to pay her $800, so she let the case go to trial

        • January 12, 2018 at 5:08 pm
          Agent says:
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          Right Rosenblatt. You exhausted you word parsing by 6.

      • January 12, 2018 at 9:22 am
        Fair Playing Field says:
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        Something tells me the over 700 prior people injured by McDonald’s coffee weren’t laughing at what you consider “a joke”, Agent. You do know that the injuries the plaintiff suffered in the Liebeck suit required skin graft surgery, right?

        This is a very good example of why people should not only pay attention to news, but also avoid making snap judgements based on mere McNuggets of information disseminated by headline news programs.

        And thank you once again, Rosenblatt.

        • January 12, 2018 at 9:30 am
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          wish I could upvote your comments more than once, Rosenblatt and FPF It’s nice to get some rational thinking around here every once in a while..

          • January 12, 2018 at 11:05 am
            Rosenblatt says:
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            Thanks FPF & AJIAK!

  • January 9, 2018 at 9:07 am
    Things that make you go Hmmm says:
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    There must be more important things in life than a cup of java coming up short. What a waste of time.

    • January 11, 2018 at 4:49 pm
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      Agreed!



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