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Subway to Pay More Attention to Length of Subs

A 2012 social media post about a foot-long sub that came up short prompted legal action

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    Subway to Pay More Attention to Length of Subs
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    If you're one of the tens of millions of people who has purchased a 6- or 12-inch Subway sandwich in the U.S. since 2003, you're entitled to a cut of a class action settlement involving the franchise.

    But the long and short of it is, only the nine named plaintiffs in the preliminary resolution approved by a federal judge in Milwaukee this month will see any money — up to $1,000 each.

    However, the rest of us do win Subway's assurance that it will pay more attention to size to ensure each sub is actually 12 full inches. 

    The legal action grew from a 2012 social media post about a foot-long sub that came up short. Subway notes none of its marketing was found improper and says it just wants its customers happy.

    Any class member who objects to the settlement can still write to U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman by Dec. 16 or attend a final Settlement Fairness Hearing in Milwaukee on Jan. 15, according to the Journal Sentinel.

    More information on the class action settlement is available here