Judge Allows Bulk of Starbucks Suit in California over Lattes to Proceed

June 23, 2016

A federal judge is allowing the bulk of a lawsuit accusing Starbucks of systematically under-filling lattes to move forward.

Two California residents are suing the Seattle-based coffee chain, claiming that Starbucks lattes are only filled to about 75 percent of the cup’s capacity. The lawsuit says Starbucks instituted a recipe in 2009 to create smaller lattes in order to save money on milk.

A federal judge in San Francisco has thrown out three of the eight claims filed against Starbucks.

lawsuit10Starbucks spokesman Reggie Borges says in a statement that the company believes the lawsuit is “without merit” and it will be prepared to defend itself in court. He says if a customer is unhappy with their beverage, Starbucks “will gladly remake it.”

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  • June 24, 2016 at 12:37 pm
    anon the mouse says:
    I stopped going to Starbucks years ago, I had noticed their prices per equitable products were exorbitant and most of their customers were there for the social significance of... read more
  • June 24, 2016 at 9:52 am
    Fair Playing Field says:
    Bravo, John. And for you beer drinkers out there (and God love every one of you), when you order a pint, take notice of whether you're actually getting all 16 ounces. Portion ... read more
  • June 23, 2016 at 1:41 pm
    JohnM says:
    Mr. Borges, I attempted just that: I got a Latte, opened the cup, it was LESS than 75% capacity. The cup was about half full, give or take. I showed it to the "barrista" and a... read more

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