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Stanley A Bastian
A Washington federal judge who recently tossed a conservative think tank's investor suit challenging Starbucks' diversity policies has formally closed the case, condemning the group's legal challenge as a blatantly vindictive attempt to put its own political interests before the good of all shareholders.
A Washington federal judge threw out a think tank's investor suit challenging coffee chain Starbucks' diversity policies at a hearing on Friday, rejecting the think tank's claims that the policies amount to racial discrimination that puts shareholders at risk.
Starbucks and its executives are defending their diversity initiatives as legally protected business decisions, asking a Washington federal judge to toss a conservative think tank's lawsuit alleging the policies amount to racial discrimination that puts shareholders at risk.
Starbucks has lost its bid to move a federal lawsuit critiquing its diversity policies from the Eastern District of Washington to the Western District, where the coffee chain's Seattle headquarters are located.