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Starbucks Stores In NYC Deploy Toxic Pesticides, Suits Say

Law360 (May 22, 2019, 6:40 PM EDT) -- Starbucks is facing two suits alleging that its stores in Manhattan have been using anti-pest strips and exposing customers to toxic pesticides for years, but the company has done nothing to stop it.

In a complaint filed with New York state court on Tuesday, 10 frequent customers to the stores claimed Starbucks has let its locations fall into dilapidated conditions that bring in roaches, rats and other pests, but instead of paying to clean up the stores, the company instead has used strips containing the pesticide Dichlorvos or DDVP.

The same day as the proposed class action, a former Starbucks employee...

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New York Southern

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May 21, 2019

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