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Woman files class action lawsuit against Starbucks for putting too much ice in ice coffee

By Mason White 2:58 PM May 1, 2016
Ice coffee (illustration) 

By: Feng Qian
A woman has filed a lawsuit on behalf of millions of Americans against Starbucks.

Stacy Pincus wants $5 million from Starbucks for people who drank their ice coffee or ice tea in the past 10 years.

She claims that Starbucks fills its cups with too much ice. She feels that this is unfair because customers are only getting half of the fluid that they are paying for, according to the lawsuit.

Attorneys Steven Hart with Hart, McLaughlin & Eldridge of Chicago, Illinois, are reportedly representing Pincus in the case against Starbucks.

The company advertises their drink sizes as Tall, 12 ounces, Grande, 16 ounces, Venti, 24 ounces, and Trenta, 30 ounces.

However, Pincus claims that Starbucks only gives the customers half of the amount of ice coffee or ice tea, and the rest is filled the ice.

The company charges more for iced drinks than for hot drinks and makes higher profits off of them. Previously, the iced tea was its most profitable product, the lawsuit states.

Starbucks said that ice is an essential component of every iced drink, and therefore, the lawsuit is without merit.

However, Pincus said that the company can use bigger cups, fill it with the promised amount of fluid and then add the ice.