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Ruling makes trial likely in Starbucks tipping suit July 11, 2006

Posted by grhomeboy in Food Drinks News.
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Starbucks fails to get tipping lawsuit dismissed.

In this article Ruling makes trial likely in Starbucks tipping suit a San Diego court ruled a case against Starbucks surrounding its tipping sharing rules could proceed to trial.

Although a Starbucks attorney is not commenting, one employment-law specialists believes the company has already won a partial victory, given the judge decreased the value of the claim. The suit was filed in October 2004 by Jou Chou, a former Starbucks barista at stores in La Jolla and Hemet who complained that shift supervisors were sharing in employee tips.

How much money was involved? Well, read the article to find out. For sure, we are not talking for a few hundred bucks!

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