Starbucks Not Required To Find Plaintiff For Pot Suit

Law360, New York (April 26, 2011, 2:45 PM EDT) -- A California state appeals court ruled Monday that Starbucks Corp. could not be required to search its employment records to locate a suitable plaintiff for a proposed class action alleging the company broke state law by asking job applicants about marijuana convictions.

After the original named plaintiffs in the case were disqualified because they had never been convicted of marijuana offenses, the lower court granted a motion by plaintiffs' counsel ordering Starbucks to search its records for someone with a conviction to serve as the plaintiff....
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