LAW AGAINST FALSE ADVERTISING

There are laws that protect consumers from false advertising and other deceptive marketing and sales practices. This is important so that consumers will not fall victims to producers, manufacturers, and advertisers who take advantage of other people. They do not put the customers’ best interests in the forefront.

Customers are the main reason for the success of their products and services. Their continuous patronage help producers attain victories and triumphs. That is why it is only proper that consumers and customers are protected by the law by all means. They are entitled to truthful advertising so that they can make informed choices when deciding to avail of the products and services. In fact, authorities even recommended advertisers to present scientific evidence if available. Detailed information about the nutritional content, side effects, and other precautions should be available in the packaging of the products and services.

Product and service advertisements are available everywhere.  There are promotions in different websites, television commercials, newspapers and magazines, and print ads posted in the subway, bus station, malls, and groceries. These advertisements are meant to reach as many target consumers as possible. And that is okay if the content is really true and beneficial to the customers. However, there are false advertisements that give wrong information to the people. This can affect the decision of the customers to avail of the product or service. They can be urged to buy a product because they thought it would give them health benefits or it supports their advocacies when in reality, it does not.

The Federal Trade Commission oversees laws that protect consumers against false and deceptive advertising.  They implement laws and regulations that advance the consumers’ rights and interests. They work with different government agencies to educate consumers and customers and to investigate and bring to court those companies and individuals found engaging in false advertising. This is in line with the government’s thrust to safeguard and advance the rights of customers and consumers amidst the different products and services available in the market.

Plaintiff

I am also a victim of the Doctor’s Associates Inc.’s false advertisement. They even used my favorite athlete to promote their healthy footlong subs. I was very excited to buy my favorite sandwich from Subway. I fell in line and paid for the sandwich that I ordered but when I got it, I was disappointed because it was definitely shorter than one foot! As I understand, a footlong sub should measure 12 inches that’s why I took out my measuring tape when I got home to see if my suspicion was correct. Lo and behold, it was only 10inches when I measured it. I took a picture as proof and even posted it on my Facebook account to let others know about this deception. Apparently, I was not the only victim as one by one my friends commented their own experiences and they also measured their subway sandwiches to prove that they were shorter than 12 inches. Some got 10 inches while others got 11 inches but no one among us got a 12-inch sub. What a disappointment! Subway should just rename their sandwiches and do not claim that they are a foot long when they so obviously are not. As a consumer, I take offense because I feel like they have been deceiving me all along. That’s my hard earned money that I used to buy that sandwich and it is really disappointing to be shortchanged on the value of my money. (Barry of Illinois)

After basketball practice, my friends and I decided to buy Subway footlong sandwiches since we were really hungry already. One of my friends jokingly said that he got a shorter sandwich. We would not have taken it seriously but it so happened that one of our teammates had a ruler with him and measured each of our sandwiches. We were surprised to find out that our footlong subs were actually shorter than 12 inches. We told the store supervisor about it but he just said that their bread came in standard sizes and that was the bread they used for their footlong subs. Since we could not get a decent answer from Subway, we decided to file this case because there are many consumers like us who are not aware of this deception all along. At least now, we have a proper venue to ask Subway to correct their product description so that customers can manage their expectations. (Charles of New Jersey)

The official website of Subway Footlong Sandwich Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation.


This is the official website to the In re Subway Footlong Sandwich Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation. For everyone’s information, Rust Consulting Inc. operates and maintains this website. This is the only authorized website regarding this settlement, therefore, claimants can rely on this page for accurate information and updates regarding the lawsuit. Readers are encouraged to exercise discretion when getting information from other sites claiming to present correct and truthful information about this matter.

This is in relation to a class action lawsuit filed by the plaintiffs claiming that there was a wrongful advertisement of the Subway footlong sandwiches since they were not really twelve inches long. They claimed that this happened between January 1, 2003, and October 2, 2015. The defendant, in this case, is the Doctor’s Associates Inc., whom the plaintiffs claimed engaged in fraudulent and deceptive advertising, sales, and marketing concerning the Subway footlong sandwiches because, in reality, the footlong sandwiches were not 12 inches in length when measured. The Doctor’s Associates Inc are the franchisors of Subway restaurants. The plaintiffs said that the Doctor’s Associates Inc. spread the wrong information through their advertisements on the internet, television, magazines, and other print ads. The defendant has also availed of the services of celebrities, personalities, and athletes to endorse this product. This is of grave concern especially since Subway is a leading sandwich brand worldwide and this false advertisement affects its customers all over the world. Since the footlong sandwiches are actually shorter than 12 inches or one foot, the customers are not really getting what they are paying for.

Thus, the plaintiffs demand that the Doctor’s Associates Inc. stop their misleading advertisements and manage the expectations of their customers responsibly. They also ask to obtain equitable and injunctive relief for all the customers who purchased the Subway footlong sandwiches within the stated period.

This is filed under Case No. 2: 13-md-02439-LA under Judge Lynn Adelman. The plaintiffs’, who are from different regions of the United States, consolidated their class action complaint and it is filed under “In Re: Subway Footlong Sandwich Marketing and Sales Practices Litigation.”

This website will present to you all you need to know about the court proceedings, notices, important documents regarding the case. Relevant court documents pertaining to the case include Plaintiffs’ Consolidated Class Action Complaint, Settlement Agreement and Release, Order Preliminarily Approving Class Action Settlement Agreement and Certifying the Settlement Class, and Class Counsel’s Petition for Service Awards, Attorney’s Fees, and Costs. Rust Consulting Inc. hopes to give light to the people’s burning questions about this lawsuit.

Plaintiffs and other concerned groups and individuals can also know the important dates to remember regarding the processing of the case. Please be reminded that you can file an objection not later than December 6, 2015. Court hearings will commence on January 15, 2016, at exactly 10:30 in the morning at the United States District Court Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Everyone is encouraged to attend the hearings so open up your doors from a1garage.com/las-vegas and be enlightened about this lawsuit.

Garage Door Spring Repair – Why You Should Call a Professional Garage Door Technician

If your garage door has springs on the both sides, then changing the both of them is recommended, even if you are only having trouble with one. If one breaks or lose its strength, the other will likely follow it shortly. A high-quality garage door spring is normally good for about 10,000 operations before needing replacement. Some springs are extension and other is torsion springs which are also used for garage door.

The spring which is required for the replacement is not going to be easy to find for an individual who is not in the garage door industry. It is another trouble that the average person will face when he trying to attempt DIY garage door spring repair or replacement work. If you find the right part successfully, you will likely pay far more for them because all the manufacturers could not allowed to sell the directly to the consumers. They are strictly advised to sell them to the agents or dealers in order to avoid problems due to DIY projects.

If you have decided to buy a new spring to fix the malfunctioned one, you will have to conduct an extensive search. Discovering and buying a right type, size, and material is not going to be easy. The measurement of new spring should be similar to the old one because there are different types of springs within each category which are available in the market. The size and length of wire inside the diameter of the springs will be included in the diameter measurements of springs.

If your garage door has two torsion springs, mounted each side. Taking diameter measurement for the springs cannot be easy because they have specification according to the weight of garage door on which they are used. Here measurement is determined on the capacity, and amount of tension which is required while opening and closing the garage door. Furthermore, when you have decided to replace the springs on your own, it is good to keep in mind that if something is not installed properly or garage door does not function afterward, you should start all the procedure again. It is quite costly process.

When you hire a professional garage door technician for the garage door spring repair or replacement, their services should be guaranteed. It is one of the beneficial points which you will want to confirm before choosing a reliable garage door expert. The products they are offered are guaranteed as well. It give you satisfaction that if something goes wrong in few days and the garage door is not functioning properly, then they will come back to handle the situation without any cost. Thus, the expenses that are incurred for the garage door spring repair and replacement is probably going to be reduced if you choose a trustworthy and reputed garage door repair company.