Federal Judge Tosses Consumer Class Action Against Starbucks

Fox News reports that a California Federal Judge has tossed a consumer class action that alleged Starbucks defrauded its customers by advertising its cold drinks as containing more liquid than they do by “underfilling” its cups with liquid and then adding ice to make the cups appear full.  In his decision, U.S. District Judge Percey Anderson wrote “If children have figured out that including ice in a cold beverage decreases the amount of liquid they will receive, the court has no difficulty concluding that a reasonable consumer would not be deceived into thinking that when they order an iced tea, that the drink they receive will include both ice and tea and that for a given size cup, some portion of the drink will be ice rather than whatever liquid beverage the consumer ordered.”  Please click on the following to read the entire opinion: StarbucksRuling