LOS ANGELES, CA -- When it comes to Starbucks, one guy in Los Angeles is likely so mad he could melt a few cubes. That's because a California judge dismissed his class-action lawsuit against the coffee giant that claimed their chilled drinks had too much ice.
Alexander Forouzesh wanted someone punished because he thought all that ice deprived customers of the actual drink.
According to documents, a venti ice cold drink had 14 fluid ounces in it, with ice filling it up the rest of the way. Well, that 14 fluid ounces happens to be a little more than half of the advertised 24 fluid ounces.
But the suit got a cold reception with a federal judge and ruled customers can always ask for less ice!
If you've ever taken a look at a Starbucks cup, you notice three lines, with the liquid usually filled to the appropriate line based on the type of drink ordered, then topped with ice cubes.
Sorry to say, this issue isn’t going away. There are two similar lawsuits on the docket in the next few months.
One thing is for sure: lawyers will get paid... a latte money (no? Well, we tried), while we continue thinning our wallets for that morning boost.