Starbucks Found In Breach Of Lease Agreement

Law360, New York (November 17, 2009, 1:14 PM EST) -- A federal judge has granted a California couple's request to hold Starbucks Corp. liable for breaching a lease agreement by pulling out of its commitment to open a store location in the plaintiffs' new retail space.

Judge Frank C. Damrell Jr. of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California on Friday found that Starbucks defaulted on its February 2008 agreement with property owners Rakesh and Pranika Joshi when it reneged on its obligations to obtain proper building construction permits and to occupy the...
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