Consumer Law

Starbucks Sued Over “Scalding” Hot Tea That Left a USC Student With Severe Burns and Scarring

A lawsuit filed Monday against Starbucks may leave the coffee giant crying over spilled tea.

A Las Vegas and Los Angeles lawyer, Sam Ryan Heidari, Esq., of Heidari Law Group, P.C., for the 22-year-old University of Southern California student, has alleged in a complaint that “scalding hot” tea from a Starbucks drive-thru in Los Angeles spilled onto his client in February 2022, leaving her with severe burns, permanent scarring, and emotional distress.

According to the lawsuit, filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court, (case # 23STCV28208) Starbucks’ employees “improperly” secured the lid to the student’s cup, failed to serve the tea in the appropriate cup, improperly transferred the hot tea beverage to the student, and negligently and recklessly served tea at dangerously high temperatures, causing it to open unexpectedly and pour hot liquid onto her when she tried to move it from her cupholder in her vehicle. “The employee’s negligence was a substantial factor in causing Plaintiff harm,” states Heidari in the complaint.

Read the source article at EIN Newswire

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