Subway Sandwich Suit Sustained - Like Earlier McDonald's Victory

Fast Food Giant Paid Over 10 Million Dollars to Settle Law Students' Suit
WASHINGTON - July 13, 2022 - PRLog -- A judge has upheld a law suit claiming that Subway's tuna sandwiches contain foreign substances not known to or expected by consumers including "other fish species, animal species or miscellaneous products."

In some ways this legal action is similar to one filed previously against McDonald's which forced the fast food giant to pay out $10 million plus attorney's fees, make an embarrassing disclosure, and issue a public apology to the law students who put it together and to other impacted consumers, says public interest law professor John Banzhaf, the man behind it.

Under the settlement, the fast food giant paid out $10,000,000 plus attorney's fees, agreed to clarify its food claims so as to better inform those strongly opposed for religious or other reasons to consuming animal products, and issue a public apology, says Banzhaf.

The law students obviously learned a lot, more than they probably would have listening to hours of lectures and Socratic questioning, says Banzhaf, noting for example, that one, James Pizzirusso, is now a partner at Housfeld in Washington, D.C., a major plaintiff's class action law firm.

Because the law professor also played a major role in high-stakes litigation against tobacco companies - indeed, he's been called the "Law Professor Who Masterminded Litigation Against the Tobacco Industry," a "King of Class-Action Lawsuits," and "A Driving Force Behind the Lawsuits That Have Cost Tobacco Companies Millions of Dollars" - it's not surprising that his similar amazing success in the McDonald's suit prompted Slate to ask "Are French Fires The Next Marlboro?," and Fortune magazine to feature a cover story entitled "Is Fat The Next Tobacco?"

The law students' McDonald's french fry litigation is credited with opening the doors to the current wave of "food fraud" litigation which has led to hundreds of lawsuits challenging health claims, food advertising, and label omissions. @profbanzhaf

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