Starbucks Is Sued For Charging Extra For Non-Dairy Milks

Starbucks is being sued for $5 million for charging extra for non-dairy milks, violating the ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act). Lactose intolerant customers say they are being discriminated against by having to pay more for lactose-free milks. Starbucks currently charges 70¢ more for non-dairy milks such as oat, almond, soy and coconut. The lawsuit also claims there’s no valid reason for the surge in charge for non-dairy milks, as the cost of the milks is comparable. Lactose intolerance can cause severe stomach pain, digestive tract inflammation, bowel irregularities and even vomiting. Other dietary requirements can be modified for free at the coffee chain, including sugar-free sweeteners for people with diabetes and caffeine-free options.