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March 5, 2018

In the News Today – March 5, 2018

Citing its own 2016 ruling, the Ninth Circuit tossed a proposed class action lawsuit that alleged Starbucks was underfilling their iced coffee by including ice, Law360 reports

The panel said that “no reasonable consumer would think, for example, that a 12-ouce ‘iced drink…contains 12 ounces of coffee or tea and no ice.” In 2016, the Ninth Circuit tossed a similar class action over the amount of lip balm in a tube. The plaintiffs appealed a lower court decision that said since “children have figured out that including ice in a cold beverage decreases the amount of liquid,” then “the court has no difficulty concluding that a reasonable consumer” would know the same.

In 2016, the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform’s Faces of Lawsuit Abuse campaign named similar Starbucks coffee cases as the “Most Ridiculous Lawsuits of 2016.”

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