If you thought news that a lawsuit over the length of Subway’s foot-long sandwiches was ridiculous, a federal judge doesn’t completely disagree with you, but that didn’t stop her from granting final approval on a deal that will require Subway to make sure its sandwiches measure up moving forward.
Both sides seem to have a positive takeaway in the settlement between Subway’s parent corporation and ten plaintiffs who complained of they were shorted on sub lengths. Though the lawyers behind the suit were unable to reach a monetary class-action settlement, they did reach an agreement where Subway would take measures to ensure the length of their subs for at least the next four years. The plaintiffs also each walked with $500, while their lawyers were given $520,000 in attorney fees. Sounds like the plaintiffs should have spent less time complaining about sandwiches and more time going to law school.
Meanwhile, Subway took solace in the knowledge that the judge didn’t find any wrongdoing on their part, meaning that though the brand will have to do a better job with quality control moving forward, they weren’t required to pay out any major monetary damages.