Lawsuit claims ‘too much ice’ in Starbucks cold drinks
Starbucks is staying cool in the wake of a $5 million lawsuit filed against the coffee giant claiming they're deceiving customers by adding too much ice to their cold coffee drinks.
The suit was filed by filed by Stacy Pincus, according to WGNTV. It claims that the Starbucks is advertising the number of fluid ounces a customer will receive in a cold beverage, but it doesn't take into account that this amount will change when ice is added to the cup.
The lawsuit claims the company is "deceiving its customers in the process."
According to WGNTV, the suit claims a venti cold drink is advertised as being a 24 fluid-ounce beverage, but only contains 14 ounces once ice is added.
Starbucks Spokesperson Jamie Riley has said publicly that the company believes the lawsuit, which was filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, is "without merit."
Starbucks has about 50 locations in New Jersey.
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