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  • Starbucks sued for $114 Million over recalled coupon

    Story at: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,213352,00.html

    SBUX) was sued Friday for $114 million over its recall last week of a coupon that entitled the holder to a free large iced drink.

    Peter Sullivan, a lawyer who sued on behalf of a 23-year-old Starbucks regular who felt "betrayed" when her coupon was not honored, accused the Seattle-based company of fraud. He said he will request class-action status to include the "thousands who were misled" by the offer.

    On Aug. 23, Starbucks e-mailed the coupon for the free "grande" drink to selected employees with instructions for them to forward the coupon to friends and family.

    But Sullivan said Starbucks got jittery and refused to honor the coupon after the company saw how widely it had been distributed.

    Sullivan said he saw lines of coupon-carrying customers outside Starbucks shops in New York, and when they could not redeem the coupons "they felt let down and angry."

    A spokeswoman for Starbucks had no comment.
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    I really hate this type of stuff...

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    • #3
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      I got this coupon too. I got one about a year ago and it worked then......

      Not sure if a class action suit is needed, but maybe a boycott would be better. You know?

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      • #4
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        Ridiculous!
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        • #5
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          Originally posted by Disneyland Daddy View Post

          Not sure if a class action suit is needed, but maybe a boycott would be better. You know?
          Psh, yeah a boycott! The last thing we need are a bunch of jittery caffeine addicted zombies wandering around the streets looking for a fix.
          What an idiot....

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by Tui View Post
            Psh, yeah a boycott! The last thing we need are a bunch of jittery caffeine addicted zombies wandering around the streets looking for a fix.
            Could you imagine! Hysterical! I used to be a coffee addict - but since they can cause Kidney Stones, and since I have passed MANY Kidney Stones, I refrain from Coffee on a daily basis.

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            • #7
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              Originally posted by Tui View Post
              Psh, yeah a boycott! The last thing we need are a bunch of jittery caffeine addicted zombies wandering around the streets looking for a fix.

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by Disneyland Daddy View Post
                Could you imagine! Hysterical! I used to be a coffee addict - but since they can cause Kidney Stones, and since I have passed MANY Kidney Stones, I refrain from Coffee on a daily basis.
                Sweet Jack Lord's Hair!

                We get it, Kidney stones blah blah blah I DON'T WANT TO KNOW!
                What an idiot....

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                • #9
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                  The get rich quick angle. I guess her weekly paycheck was not cutting it when it came to paying the bills.

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                  • #10
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                    Originally posted by Disneyland Daddy View Post
                    Could you imagine! Hysterical! I used to be a coffee addict - but since they can cause Kidney Stones, and since I have passed MANY Kidney Stones, I refrain from Coffee on a daily basis.

                    Yah but have you passed any in Disneyland?
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                      Originally posted by Disneyland Daddy View Post
                      Could you imagine! Hysterical! I used to be a coffee addict - but since they can cause Kidney Stones, and since I have passed MANY Kidney Stones, I refrain from Coffee on a daily basis.
                      OUCH!

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                      • #12
                        Re: Starbucks sued for $114 Million over recalled coupon

                        Originally posted by desertdweller View Post
                        Ridiculous!
                        Do you feel as appalled as I do that people can actually sue for gobs of money over something that essentially cost under 2 bucks?

                        Doesn't seem fair to me at all.

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                        • #13
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                          My thought is that if you are that upset, just stop going there. I don't like Knott's Berry Farm since Six Flags bought it - so we just don't go. We say "We're not Knottsie's" - HAHAHAH

                          I personally don't like Starbucks. I"m a Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf fan or "It's a Grind" - Starbucks tastes like what I think Motor Oil might taste like. It's the kind of coffee that'll put hair on your chest for sure - which in my case, I don't need anymore.

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                          • #14
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                            I didn't get something free so now I need $114 million!

                            The plantiff is probably a buddy of the lawyer. If this abuse of the tort system ever pays off, then one guy gets a pile o' dough, one lawyer gets 30-50 percent of it and a whole bunch of "members of the class" get another coupon for a free cup of coffee. (Which they will probably never use.)

                            What a scam.
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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by Tom Chaney View Post
                              I didn't get something free so now I need $114 million!

                              The plantiff is probably a buddy of the lawyer. If this abuse of the tort system ever pays off, then one guy gets a pile o' dough, one lawyer gets 30-50 percent of it and a whole bunch of "members of the class" get another coupon for a free cup of coffee. (Which they will probably never use.)

                              What a scam.
                              It probaby IS the lawyer.

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                              • #16
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                                Where's Froggy? Do they have a case?

                                And what if they win this class action lawsuit? What do you win? A paper cup?
                                This lawyer, on the other hand, can pay off his estate in the Hamptons on this one....

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                                • #17
                                  Re: Starbucks sued for $114 Million over recalled coupon

                                  Originally posted by Soulquarian View Post
                                  Do you feel as appalled as I do that people can actually sue for gobs of money over something that essentially cost under 2 bucks?

                                  Doesn't seem fair to me at all.
                                  Dude it's more like 4 bucks. But in all fairness here, they did say to forward it to "friends and family." If they didn't specify a limit on how many, then how can they refuse the coupons? Some people have over 100 friends. Doesn't mean they are coffee addicts, but that it's nice to have a coffee once in a while, and even better when it's a free one. I think it's unjust that Starbucks, who makes like millions daily, can't just honor the darn coupons.
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                                  • #18
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                                    At a Starbucks locally it was posted not only at the door, but at the registers that the coupon would not be honored and all the info.
                                    This lawsuit is ridiculous.
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                                    • #19
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                                      This is just pathetic.

                                      It's a $3 cup of iced calories anyway. They don't need it. And if they really do, then I'm sure they could have dished out the $3, especially if they're a "regular"



                                      This lawsuit is an embarrassment. ugh.

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                                      • #20
                                        Re: Starbucks sued for $114 Million over recalled coupon

                                        Originally posted by TicTocDragon View Post
                                        At a Starbucks locally it was posted not only at the door, but at the registers that the coupon would not be honored and all the info.
                                        This lawsuit is ridiculous.
                                        Ours had tasteful signs all over the place the day it hit the news.

                                        Someone sued Starbucks recently because she spilled coffee on her foot and burned it. :botox: I call it Natural Selection. If you can't handle the heat, don't order coffee, people. It's not rocket science.

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