Woman Files Lawsuit Against Starbucks For Putting Too Much Ice in Her Drinks

Woman Files Lawsuit Against Starbucks For Putting Too Much Ice in Her Drinks


Illinois resident Stacy Pincus has recently filed a 5 million dollar lawsuit against Starbucks for putting too much ice in her drinks, reported Huffington Post.

Stacy Pincus stated, “The company short-changes customers by filling chilled beverages with too much ice.”

Starbucks’, spokesperson, Jaime Riley, said Monday that the company considers the lawsuit was to be without merit on May 3, 2016.

At Starbucks a 16 ounce Grande Iced Coffee costs $2.65, while a 16 ounce hot Grande Freshly Brewed Coffee costs $2.10, added boiseweekly.com

Additionally, Subway also had to face a lawsuit due to shorting customers by an inch on their footlong subs, reported nrn.com.

The lawsuit is mainly based upon the concept of “slack- fill”. Slack-fill is the difference between the capacity of a container and the volume of the product contained in it, according to the FDA (Food and Drug  dministration).

“Starbucks is advertising the size of its Cold Drinks cups on its menu, rather than the amount of fluid a customer will receive when they purchase a Cold Drink and deceiving its customers in the process,” added Stacy Pincus.

Starbucks cold beverages come in four different sizes tall (12oz), grande (16oz), venti (24oz) and trenta (30oz). However, hot beverages are only served in the first three sizes, stated theguardian.com.

The lawsuit filed by Pincus is to apply to anyone who has purchased an iced beverage in the past 10 years. According to the complaint, the claims could exceed $5 million, wrote nytimes.com.