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Washington Tells Captives for Starbucks, Alaska Air to Stop Insuring Risk

Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler has ordered the captive insurers for two giant corporations to stop insuring risk in the state, adding to a large list of big companies whose captives have been fined by the commissioner. Kreidler ordered insurers …

French Press Maker Denies Defect, Sues Starbucks for Product Disparagement

Bodum Holding AG sued Starbucks Corp. on Friday for alleged product disparagement in connection with the coffee company’s recent U.S. and Canadian recall of 263,200 co-branded French presses made from recycled materials. In a complaint filed in federal court in …

Starbucks Recalls 260,000 Coffee Presses Due to Injury Risk

Starbucks Corp. is recalling about 263,000 of its coffee presses, made in partnership with Bodum, after the world’s largest coffee chain received reports of the product breaking and causing deep cuts, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said on Wednesday. …

FDA Says Coffee Doesn’t Deserve California’s Cancer Risk Warning

The top U.S. regulator of food and health products endorsed a plan by California officials to exempt coffee from a state law that would have made Starbucks, Dunkin’ Donuts and other coffee shops add a cancer warning to cups of …

California Supreme Court: Starbucks, Others Must Pay Workers for Off Clock Work

Starbucks and other employers in California must pay workers for minutes they routinely spend off the clock on tasks such as locking up or setting the store alarm, the state Supreme Court ruled. The unanimous ruling was a big victory …

Coffee Doesn’t Need a Cancer Warning, California Agency Says

Starbucks Corp. and other coffee retailers are looking to get a reprieve in a legal battle over whether they need to post warnings in California that a cup of java contains chemicals known to cause cancer. The California Office of …

Coffee Bought by Californians Could Bear Cancer Warning Labels

A future cup of coffee in California could give you jitters before you even take a sip. A nonprofit group wants coffee manufacturers, distributors and retailers to post ominous warnings about a cancer-causing chemical stewing in every brew and has …

California Farm Recalls Produce Used in Costco’s E. Coli-linked Salad

A California farm is recalling a vegetable mix believed to be the source of E.coli in Costco chicken salad that has been linked to an outbreak that has sickened 19 people in seven states, the Food and Drug Administration said. …

Women Impaled by Coffee Presses Sue Companies in Oregon

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of two women who say their hands were impaled while using Bodum-brand coffee presses. According to the suit, Vanessa Dittenhofer and Julie Jenkerson bought the presses in 2013 while visiting Starbucks locations in …

Starbucks Sued by North Carolina Police Officer Burned by Free Coffee

A North Carolina police officer who got a free cup of Starbucks coffee is suing the company for $50,000 after he spilled it and got burned. WRAL-TV reports attorneys said in court this week that Raleigh officer Matthew Kohr should …