Too much ice in your Starbucks drink? According to a California judge, there's no such thing.
Los Angeles resident Alexander Forouzesh has lost his legal battle against Starbucks in which he claimed he and others “suffered injury in fact and lost money”due to over-iced drinks, Grub Street reports.
Judge Percy Anderson, who dismissed the claim, stated the lawsuit held no weight, explaining:
"If children have figured out that including ice in a cold beverage decreases the amount of liquid they will receive, the court has no difficulty concluding that a reasonable consumer would not be deceived into thinking that when they order an iced tea, that the drink they receive will include both ice and tea and that for a given size cup, some portion of the drink will be ice rather than whatever liquid beverage the consumer ordered," Law360 reports.
The California-based judge also noted a reasonable consumer would know the beverage size is for the entire drink — ice, whipped cream or foam included.
While this case is closed, a similar lawsuit is still pending in Illinois.
Of course, instead of taking your complaint to the courts, a spokeswoman for Starbucks told the Wall Street Journal you can always ask for it to be re-made.
Next time we'd suggest asking them to go light on the ice.