Starbucks Wins Discovery Halt In Underfilled Iced Drink Row

Law360, New York (September 21, 2016, 1:10 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Tuesday granted Starbucks’ bid to pause discovery in a proposed class action accusing the coffee giant of underfilling its iced drinks, saying the consumer had ignored an instruction to keep the evidence request to a minimum until a pending motion to dismiss is decided.

U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Durkin, at a motion hearing on Tuesday, chided lead plaintiff Steven Galanis — who claims that Starbucks misrepresents the quantity of liquid its customers receive in their cold drink cups by using ice to fill them part way — for failing to limit discovery to “something reasonable,” until the...

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