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NJ Men Sue Subway Over 'Footlong' Claim

Subway sued in Burlington County Superior Court by two New Jersey men, alleging that the company's supposed "footlongs" have been coming up a few inches short.

Two New Jersey men sued Subway in Burlington County Superior Court this week, claiming the sandwich chain has been shorting customers by selling alleged footlongs that measure less than 12 inches, according to multiple news outlets.

The plaintiffs—John Farley, of Evesham, and Charles Noah Pendrack, of Ocean City—approached attorney Stephen DeNittis, of Marlton-based Shabel & DeNittis, after reading last week about the short sandwiches.

DeNittis said he's had sandwiches from 17 shops measured—and every one came up short, according to Associated Press.

"The case is about holding companies to deliver what they've promised," he said.

The suit brings claims under the Consumer Fraud Act, alleging Subway is committing a deceptive practice in advertising its sandwiches as longer than they really are, according to My Fox Philly. The suit asks for compensation on behalf of all people who bought "footlongs" in New Jersey since 2007.

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raymond Weis January 25, 2013 at 03:53 PM
This is the silliest lawsuit I have heard recently. So what if the bread comes up a quarter of an inch short. If you think you are being ripped off stop buying Subway sandwiches. Do you count how many aspirin you get in a bottle or check that your quart of milk is a quarter ounce short of a quart. Come on people be real and Lawyers why don't you tell people to get a life. After the recent problems the U.S. has and the huge problems we are having at the Jersey shore do something constructive and don't go out of your way to look silly.
catherine February 01, 2013 at 12:12 AM
Good point Raymond....Seriously, don't they know that when you bake bread it shrinks and pulls into itself? The length might not be a "footlong" but it does gain some height I am sure. You matter how you cut it, they are getting what they paid for!!! To sue over something so petty when NJ shore residents have been suffering lately is ridiculous!

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