Starbucks Lattes

January 2018: A federal judge granted summary judgment in this case concluding that plaintiffs failed to show that lattes contain less than the amount promised on menus.

September 2016: Plaintiffs filed an amended complaint adding another named plaintiff. The amended complaint makes the same allegations.

March 2016: A class-action lawsuit was filed against Starbucks for allegedly misleadingly representing the number of fluid ounces in lattes. More specifically, the complaint claims that the menu:

  • Misleadingly represents that a Tall Latte contains 12 fluid ounces when it does not;
  • Misleadingly represents that a Grande Latte contains 16 fluid ounces when it does not; and
  • Misleadingly represents that a Venti Latte contains at least 20 fluid ounces when it does not.

According to the complaint, the lattes are approximately 25% underfilled. (Strumlauf et al v. Starbucks Corp., Case No. 16-cv-1306, N. D. CA.

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