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Jan. 28, 2013 11:17 a.m.

Subway may soon have to change its slogan from “Eat Fresh” to “Sue Fresh.”
Lawsuits claiming Subway’s famous “footlong” sandwiches are not always a whole foot long have been filed in New Jersey and Chicago. The Chicago lawsuit alleges a "pattern of fraudulent, deceptive and otherwise improper advertising, sales and marketing practices."
Aren’t we lucky to have personal injury lawyers to remind of what is truly important in life? Our nation’s debt is growing, taxes are going up and our nation is reeling from the tragic school shooting in Connecticut, but what we really should be concerned about is the length of our Subway sandwiches.
The lawsuit in Chicago seeks damages of more than $5 million and the attorneys in both the New Jersey and Chicago lawsuits are seeking class action status.
The attorney in the Chicago lawsuit compared the situation to a person buying a dozen eggs and only getting 11 eggs or someone buying a dozen donuts and only getting 11 donuts. Okay, but in those cases wouldn’t the customer go to the retailer and demand the extra egg or extra donut?
Only in our litigious society would the first response be to file a lawsuit. In the end, the lawyers will likely walk away with millions of dollars while the consumers will be left with little more than coupons – coupons we all had better use because thanks to this lawsuit the $5 footlong may actually be a foot long but it will cost a whole lot more than $5.

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