Calif. Ruling Doesn't Slow Starbucks Tips Suits

Law360, New York (October 7, 2009, 5:38 PM EDT) -- New plaintiffs have been added to a putative class action brought by Starbucks Corp. baristas who accuse the coffee chain of wrongly sharing tips between servers and managers, building momentum for the case a month after the California Supreme Court declined to weigh in on an appellate reversal of a judge's $105 million award to 120,000 current and former employees in a different suit.

An amended complaint lodged in the U.S. District Court for the District Court of Massachusetts added a third lead plaintiff to the...
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