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Silly lawsuits keep coming
January 25, 2013 - Marguerite Lanthier
In ‘are you kidding me news,’ two silly lawsuits filed recently for ridiculous reasons. Two men from New Jersey are suing Subway for being shorted by up to an inch on their footlong subs. The Subway controversy started when someone posted a photo on-line of a footlong sub next to a ruler, showing it wasn’t 12 inches long. Stephen DeNittis, the lawyer for the plaintiffs in the New Jersey suit, said he's seeking class-action status and is also preparing to file a similar suit in Pennsylvania state court in Philadelphia, according at a story by The Associated Press. Even though the alleged short of a half-inch or so of bread is relatively small, it adds up, he said. In an equally ridiculous lawsuit in the news, several people in California including an aide to former Gov. Arnold Schwarzengger, are suing Lance Armstrong for lying in his memoirs. Their lawsuit “alleges Armstrong duped them into believing the books were inspirational true accounts of the cyclist's accomplishments done without performance-enhancing drugs,” according to a story by the Associated Press. Of course we all know Armstrong admitted recently, to cheating. The lawsuit seeks class-action status on behalf of all readers who felt misled by Armstrong's denials of drug use in "It's Not About The Bike," published in 2000, and "Every Second Counts," published three years later. Not sure how the plaintiffs would be compensated, especially in the Armstrong lawsuit. Silly lawsuits are fun to read about. Of course if you kept track of every stupid lawsuit filed in this country, it would be a document about several thousand pages long.
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