For those of us who do not patronize Peet's Coffee & Tea, the recent lawsuit a customer has filed alleging its 12-ounce and 32-ounce "press pots" of French press coffee do not yield nearly that much beverage may amount to a hill of … well, something.
Without passing judgment on the case's merits, what makes it significant is that it's emblematic of the state of play for consumers today.
Merely warning "buyer beware" is becoming passe.
Lately it seems more like "buyer better bring a ruler, a scale, measuring cups, a mobile CSI lab and keep a lawyer on retainer" or take what you get.
It's hard to set suspicion aside as we...