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    Starbucks sued for $114 Million over recalled coupon

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

    NEW YORK Starbucks (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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    Re: Starbucks sued for $114 Million over recalled coupon

    I really hate this type of stuff...

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    Red Face Re: Starbucks sued for $114 Million over recalled coupon

    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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    Re: Starbucks sued for $114 Million over recalled coupon

    Ridiculous!

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    Re: Starbucks sued for $114 Million over recalled coupon

    Quote 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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    Talking Re: Starbucks sued for $114 Million over recalled coupon

    Quote 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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    Re: Starbucks sued for $114 Million over recalled coupon

    Quote 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.

    PSL!!!!!! NOW!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Starbucks sued for $114 Million over recalled coupon

    Quote 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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    Re: Starbucks sued for $114 Million over recalled coupon

    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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    Re: Starbucks sued for $114 Million over recalled coupon

    Quote 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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    Re: Starbucks sued for $114 Million over recalled coupon

    Quote 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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    Re: Starbucks sued for $114 Million over recalled coupon

    Quote 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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    Re: Starbucks sued for $114 Million over recalled coupon

    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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    Re: Starbucks sued for $114 Million over recalled coupon

    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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    Re: Starbucks sued for $114 Million over recalled coupon

    Quote 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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