Starbucks Customer Slams Bid To Halt Cold Drinks Discovery

Law360, New York (September 19, 2016, 8:24 PM EDT) -- A Starbucks consumer bringing class allegations that the coffeehouse chain underfills its ice drinks hit back at its bid to block discovery of related documents, telling an Illinois federal court Monday that the request is just a delay tactic.

Lead plaintiff Steven Galanis — who claims that Starbucks misrepresents the actual quantity of liquid its customers receive in their cold drink cups by using ice to fill them part way — said Monday that Starbucks’ contention that his suit is likely to be dismissed is not grounds for putting discovery on hold. The Seattle-based coffee megachain had argued for the halt...

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