Starbucks Wins Delay Of Trial Over Cancer Risk In Coffee

By Bonnie Eslinger (October 9, 2015, 9:22 PM EDT) -- Starbucks Corp. on Friday won a bid to stay a bench trial in California over whether its coffee poses a cancer risk and should be labeled accordingly under Proposition 65, as it seeks reversal of a ruling nixing its defense that a chemical present in its coffee is not at a level that would pose significant risk.

The suit, filed in 2010 by a nonprofit against Starbucks and dozens of other coffee purveyors, went to trial at the end of last year under a trifurcated plan that resulted in Starbucks losing its first-phase defense that the carcinogen acrylamide in coffee is...

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