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Trial Lawyers Try to Take a Bite Out of Subway; Now Regret It

A law firm thought it had an easy case when a photo showed a Subway “footlong” that a customer had purchased was less than 12 inches. So they cooked up a class-action suit, hoping to extract a hefty settlement amount from Subway. To make the case go away, Subway agreed to follow certain procedures that actually did nothing to ensure that every footlong is 12 inches — the amount of bread in each sandwich is uniform, but the baking process sometimes result in length variations — and pay the lawyers $525,000.
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