Judge orders Starbucks to pay $106M for illegal tip sharing

SAN DIEGO A judge here has ordered Starbucks to pay more than $100 million to baristas in California after ruling that the coffeehouse giant had allowed shift supervisors to illegally share in tips.

Starbucks reportedly will have to pay $87 million plus interest to baristas at 1,400 California units, under the ruling made Thursday by San Diego Superior Court Judge Patricia Cowett. Plaintiffs' attorney David Lowe estimated that the total payout would be nearly $1

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