It seems as though plaintiffs' lawyers are constantly on the prowl for some reason to extract money from deep pockets. Here's another example.
Last week a class action lawsuit was filed against Starbucks Corporation for shorting the short cups -- shorting all cups, actually. They claim that the actual quantity of the product bought is as much as 25% less than the advertised volumes. Source: Starbucks being sued for underfilling lattes.
Starbucks' website says a Short is 8oz, a Tall is 12oz, a Grande is 16oz, and a Venti is 20oz. Take your measuring cup with you next time. While I would do nothing to encourage class action lawsuits, it is refreshing to see an effort to get them to stand by their claims.
You've probably guessed that I'm not a Starbucks regular. My last order there was for a coffee without milk or sugar. What I got didn't taste any better than the stuff I make at home. Now that I think about it, maybe that's what I ordered.
Anyway, this came to our attention via Future of Capitalism where Ira Stoll notes that it's slightly better that class action lawyers do these things for civil damages than ambitious attorneys general.