Starbucks Dumps Another Underfilled Ice Drink Suit

Law360, New York (October 14, 2016, 6:39 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge on Friday poured out a proposed class action accusing Starbucks of underfilling its beverages, finding that reasonable consumers would realize that an iced drink would be filled with both solid ice and the fluid drink.

U.S. District Judge Thomas M. Durkin dismissed the suit brought by Steven Galanis alleging that Starbucks advertises the size of its cold drink cups on its menu but does not provide the number of fluid ounces advertised, finding that a reasonable consumer would think that the phrase “fluid ounces” refers to a drink’s volume, not its contents. Therefore, that consumer wouldn’t think...

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