Lawsuit Investigation: Are Coffee Shops Illegally Adding a Surcharge for Non-Dairy Milk?

Last Updated on February 26, 2024

Investigation Complete

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Case Update

February 26, 2024 –​ Investigation Complete
February 14, 2024 –​ List of Coffee Shops Under Investigation Revised

At A Glance

This Alert Affects:
Customers with lactose intolerance or milk allergies who had to pay extra for non-dairy milk at certain coffee shops.
What’s Going On?
Attorneys working with ClassAction.org believe that some coffee shops may be discriminating against customers with lactose intolerance or milk allergies by adding a surcharge for dairy milk alternatives. They’re now looking into whether class action lawsuits can be filed.
Which Coffee Shops Are Currently Under Investigation?
Caribou Coffee
How Could a Lawsuit Help?
Class action lawsuits could help customers get back some of the money they may have been wrongfully charged—and possibly force the coffee shop companies to stop adding a surcharge for non-dairy milk.