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9th Circ. Clears Starbucks In Underfilled Iced Drink Suit

Law360 (March 13, 2018, 3:12 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit affirmed Monday the dismissal of a proposed class action claiming Starbucks Corp. tricks iced-drink buyers by underfilling cups with actual liquid, saying no reasonable consumer would think that a 12-ounce iced drink contains only coffee or tea.

An appellate panel of the Ninth Circuit slapped down lead plaintiff Alexander Forouzesh's allegations that the coffee retailer defrauds consumers by filling cold liquid only up to a certain point in its cups before topping them with ice to make them appear full, ruling in a memorandum that his "speculative" statutory and fraud claims fail as a matter of law when...

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California Central

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Other Fraud


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June 1, 2016

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