CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) - A Chicago woman is suing Starbucks, alleging it misrepresents the amount of product contained in certain of its drinks.
Stacy Pincus, individually and for all others similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit April 27 in
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division
against Starbucks Corporation, alleging breach of express and implied warranties, negligent misrepresentation, unjust enrichment, fraud, violation of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act and violation of the Illinois Uniform Deceptive Trade Practices Act.
The suit alleges Starbucks' cold and iced drinks contain much fewer fluid ounces of product than advertised. As a result, consumers who purchased Starbucks cold and iced drinks paid more for less, the complaint states.
Pincus and others in the class seek a jury trial, compensatory and punitive damages, interests, declaratory and injunctive relief, attorney fees and costs. They are represented by attorneys Steven A. Hart, Robert J. McLaughlin and Benjamin M. Shrader of Hart McLaughlin & Eldridge in Chicago.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division Case number 1:16-CV-04705