Calif. court overturns tip pool ruling against Starbucks

SAN DIEGO A California appeals court in San Diego ruled Tuesday that Starbucks Corp. could legally allow barista shift supervisors to share in collective tip jars.

The ruling by the 4th District Court of Appeal reversed a San Diego Superior Court decision last year that awarded $86 million in restitution, plus about $20 million in interest, to baristas who filed a class-action lawsuit in 2004 arguing that Starbucks had violated state

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