Report: Starbucks sued for late rent

SEATTLE Starbucks Corp. has been targeted in lawsuits by landlords who claim the coffeehouse giant owes them money in connection with either leases the chain has backed away from or leases at shuttered units, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday.

Earlier this year, Starbucks said it would close more than 600 under-performing locations and reduce future growth plans — moves that typically can be followed by lease discrepancies and legal wrangling.

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