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LITIGATION NATION: Jimmy John’s being sued for sandwiches not having sprouts

Sandwich shop Jimmy John’s trying to settle a class-action lawsuit like its catchphrase – “freaky fast.”

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Sandwich shop Jimmy John's is working to settle a class-action lawsuit over claims their sandwiches that should include alfalfa sprouts have not. (Source: Jimmy John's)

Sandwich shop Jimmy John’s is working to settle a class-action lawsuit over claims their sandwiches that should include alfalfa sprouts have not. (Source: Jimmy John’s)

Legal documents show that the plaintiff, Heather Starks, filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles County, CA, claiming that a sandwich she ordered was supposed to contain sprouts but did not.

Starks claimed “that she purchased sandwiches advertised in online and in-store menus, among other places, as including sprouts, which did not in fact include sprouts.”

She sued Jimmy John’s, listing fraud and a violation of California’s False Advertising Act, among other claims.

While Jimmy John’s denied Starks’ claims and any wrongdoing, they are settling the suit, and issuing vouchers for the total of any side item to anyone who claims they purchased any sandwich that was to include sprouts, but did not.

The voucher would cover items like cookies, chips and soft drinks to all who successfully file claims. The vouchers will total “up to a maximum of $725,000 less the actual costs of the settlement administration.”

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