Starbucks Says It Never Promised Single-Brew Cup Availability

Law360, New York (October 22, 2012, 5:19 PM EDT) -- Starbucks Corp. on Monday renewed its bid to dismiss a Michigan consumer class action over the discontinuation of Starbucks coffee for Kraft Foods Global Inc.’s Tassimo single-serve coffee brewers, saying it did not guarantee the product would be sold forever.

Starbucks says plaintiff Pamela Montgomery has identified no statutory, contractual or tort-based duty Starbucks violated in her complaint, which alleges that information on a Tassimo brewer purchased from Kraft led her to believe that Starbucks’s T-Discs would remain available for use with the machine, according to...
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