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Starbucks Sued For Putting Ice In Cold Drinks

Discussion in 'Press Talk' started by sand_man, May 1, 2016.

  1. gunsinger

    gunsinger Who you callin’ a snowflake?

    Petal, MS
    This is what is wrong with America. That we would pay Starbucks prices to begin with makes one question our sanity. That this is worth $5 mil removes all doubt.
    phillipd, jakeg823, 22lrfan and 5 others like this.

  2. rigrat

    rigrat Semper Fi

    LOL If I was Starbucks I'd just declare bankruptcy and then re-open under say a name like "The New Statrbucks , or Starbucks II".The lawsuit is as stupid as the lawsuit against McDonalds the time the lady spilled hot coffee in her lap.
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  3. NRA_guy

    NRA_guy Distinguished Poster

    I'm telling y'all: there is money to be made out there.

    You just have to find an accomplice, er, I mean a lawyer.

    This could be way bigger than Starbucks.

    Even if they settle out of court, it could be a ton of money (for the record, not literally a ton).

    A while back, somebody got a bunch of money because he filed suit against Subway because Subway's "foot long subs" were only 11-1/2 inches long or something.
  4. mascott

    mascott Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

    Litigiousness! Ain't it grand! You don't have to be right, just offer the question.
  5. Hrdnox

    Hrdnox Distinguished Poster

    Until we (???) start fining and jailing shylocks over frivilous junk suits like this, this mess will go on. I need to send Richard Swartz a damned bill for having to see his ugly green toothed ass on TV every 3 minutes during the day. He says call me and I'm thinking he don't really want me to. If I ever call him, it'll be serious, and I don't mean because of a wreck. I swear, sometimes I could go postal on his a$$.
    45flattop, deadhead, phillipd and 2 others like this.
  6. para40

    para40 Sr. Curmudgeon MSGO Supporter

    Lamar Co.
    Lighten up a little. He's simplified it to
    [​IMG] :D
  7. rigrat

    rigrat Semper Fi

    Hmm does he do free consultations to determine if there is merit in a case?

    94LEVERFAN Distinguished Poster

    merit, or money?
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  9. Megiddo

    Megiddo Distinguished Poster

    All of his consultations are free. Only money he charges is a) percentage of settlement if he wins, and b) i believe certain court costs. You call, a screener takes the info, confers with an attorney, confers with you, if they accept then you sign contract, they send out investigator, etc
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  10. NRA_guy

    NRA_guy Distinguished Poster

    It used to annoy me, too, back before I quit watching TV.
  11. deadhead

    deadhead Distinguished Poster MSGO Supporter

  12. maxhush

    maxhush Distinguished Poster

    NW MS
    Well now, that shoulda been a "class action" suit and the plaintiffs all shoulda gotten coupons for a free 6" sub or something as the "settlement". :D

    But, generally, the government seems to benefit from the really large suits and keeps the fine money and never passes it on to the actual victims (real or imagined) from what I've seen, so probably the bureaucrats would have all been eating free Subways sammiches for a few years if the government managed to cut itself in.
    Last edited: May 2, 2016
  13. NRA_guy

    NRA_guy Distinguished Poster

    The attorney who files a class action suit gets a major portion.

    The poor, "damaged" individual gets VERY little of class action settlements.

    You probably heard of Fen-Phen:

    Judge OKs $3.75 Billion Fen-Phen Payment
  14. Enterprise65

    Enterprise65 Heavily caffeinated.

    I guess the idiots never thought of saying, "Easy on the ice." I guess telling them exactly what they want would be too simple.
  15. sand_man

    sand_man Grouchy Old Fart MSGO Supporter

    While I sat for many hours at the hospital today the local channel we were forced to listen to (NBC) had lawyer ads every 10 minutes! All the ambulance chasers said the same thing! Get hurt call us and we will get you money! There used to be laws against this until lawyers got in power!
  16. 45flattop

    45flattop Distinguished Poster

    We used to have severe limits on the ambulance chasers in this state until they
    got a majority in the legislature and changed things to suit themselves and their
    greed; it used to be outright illegal for one to advertise but the TV stations and
    other media wanted that advertising revenue so they backed removing those
    limits. If I had a buck for each time during the day that I have to hit the mute
    button when old "one call that's all" erupts on the screen I could take one heck
    of a vacation trip!!
  17. maxhush

    maxhush Distinguished Poster

    NW MS
    It's especially fun when you notice that they've just hooked up an IV bag of the stuff the lawyers are asking for people who have suffered wrongful death from.
    I especially like the ads that say "if you or someone you know has suffered a wrongful death from Drug X"....Suing from beyond the grave is undoubtedly rough, spending the settlement is probably even tougher.
    Last edited: May 2, 2016
  18. NRA_guy

    NRA_guy Distinguished Poster

    The "lawyers shall not advertise" was instituted by the Mississippi Bar Association rather than the legislature as I recall. (I could be wrong, but I am old enough to remember the change.)

    They did it by claiming that they were a "profession"---not like those unscrupulous used car salesmen and such.

    A profession used to mean "a job having specialized educational training and legal qualification, formal or mandatory study, having strict oversight or is self-regulating,"

    They wanted to present an image that, as members of the bar, all lawyers were equally qualified to service a client.

    One rumored purpose for prohibiting advertising was to ensure that inept lawyers got some business. The idea was that effective lawyers would be able to publicize their record if they were allowed to advertise.

    Obviously, things have not worked out that way!

    It also saved lawyers a ton of money in advertising expenses.

    Some relevant links:

    Supreme Court revises lawyer advertising rules