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Is Starbucks Underfilling Lattes? Judge Allows Lawsuit Arguing Just That

Starbucks is facing a second lawsuit over the actual volume of its beverages, this time over lattes.
Starbucks is facing a second lawsuit over the actual volume of its beverages, this time over lattes. Photo Credit: Alan J., Yelp

A federal judge in California has allowed most of a class-action lawsuit against Starbucks -- alleging that the coffee giant purposely underfills lattes -- to continue, the New York Times has reported.

The judge said that the alleged deception wasn't implausible by law and that a jury should decide the issue, according to the Times. The plaintiffs also asserted that in 2009, the company starting using pitchers with "fill to" lines that resulted in a lower volume.

And this isn't Starbucks' only current class-action suit. A woman in Chicago filed a suit this spring, alleging that Starbucks was over-icing drinks, the Times reported.

Starbucks has described both cases as without merit. Read the full New York Times story here.

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