MILWAUKEE, Oct. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctor's Associates Inc. (DAI), the franchisor of Subway® Sandwich Shops, announces that a settlement has been proposed in a putative class action lawsuit about the marketing of Six Inch and Footlong Subway® Sandwiches. The Court has not made any findings that any of DAI's marketing or practices were improper or unlawful.
In settlement, DAI has agreed to certain practice changes for the benefit of all Subway® customers and to pay attorney's fees and class representative service awards. In return, the class, which includes anyone who has purchased a Six Inch or Footlong sandwich between January 1, 2003 and October 2, 2015, will give up their rights to seek certain injunctive relief claims against DAI but will not give up the right to seek other remedies.
A federal court must approve the settlement before it becomes final. The Court has scheduled a Settlement Fairness Hearing for January 15, 2016 and set December 16, 2015 as the deadline for filing objections to the settlement. This press release is a brief summary of the settlement. More detailed information and instructions, including information about the practices changes, and the attorney's fees and class representative service awards sought, the release of claims, and how to object to the settlement, are available at the Settlement Website www.subsettlement.com.
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin has authorized and approved of this press release and the information available at www.subsettlement.com.
SOURCE Doctor’s Associates Inc. (DAI)