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Hot tea lawsuit fails on appeal

August 28, 2020
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Almost 26-years after the infamous Liebeck hot coffee lawsuit, the California Court of Appeals for the Second District affirmed in an unpublished opinion the dismissal of a woman’s lawsuit suing Starbucks Corporation after she was allegedly burned by hot tea. READ MORE

9th Circuit invokes “reasonable child” standard to ice Starbucks consumer fraud claim based on cold drinks

Jeff Brown April 9, 2018

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals recently affirmed dismissal of a putative class action against Starbucks relating to the amount of liquid in its various-sized tea, coffee, and specialty drinks. READ MORE

Another judge rules Starbucks doesn't deceive with its ice

October 18, 2016

The court reasoned that even a child would know that including ice in a serving cup decreases the amount of beverage included in the cup. READ MORE

Empty spaces causing big problems: the rise of slack-fill litigation

September 19, 2016
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A growing trend of cases claims that allegedly deceptive product packaging can cause consumers to believe they are receiving more food or drink than what they are actually receiving. READ MORE