$30.9M Settlement Reached in Subway FACTA Class Action Lawsuit

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Santa Clara, CA: A record $30.9 million settlement has been reached in a Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) class action brought against sandwich giant Subway, over allegations the company unlawfully printed full credit card expiration dates on receipts. If approved, this will be the largest settlement ever made under FACTA.

The suit was filed against Doctor’s Associates Inc., which does business as Subway, on behalf of nearly 2.6 million people who claim their credit or debit card information was potentially compromised by the printed receipts.

Named plaintiff Shane Flaum filed his complaint in June 2016, alleging Subway violated FACTA through its practice of printing customers' cards’ full expiration dates even after it had been sued in the past for similar violations, specifically twice in 2007, and again in 2008 and 2009, he states.

FACTA regulations require retailers to omit card expiration dates on receipts, as emphasized in the Credit and Debit Card Clarification Act.

According to the filing, the deal “sets a new record for FACTA class actions” and is believed to be the “largest FACTA settlement in the history of FACTA.”

The class includes all Subway patrons who received receipts upon purchase that showed their credit or debit cards' full expiration dates between January 1, 2016, and the date of preliminary approval of the settlement.

The suit is Flaum v. Doctor's Associates Inc., case number 0:16-cv-61198, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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Posted by

Wayin, you said it...exactly right! This is beyond pathetic. Never going to Subway again.

Posted by

WoW... so all the Lawyers actually get this money as
a win from Subway's CCard incident,
by the use of our credit card (the consumer)
(Everyone involved with our credit card information
did GOOD (Except us (the consumer)
… right? Am I getting this right?
oh (we may get 50 bucks right??

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In 2016 to present I used my Credit/Debit Card purchasing Sandwiches for our entire Office, which consist of 50 People. I never even Knew to check the receipt for my information showing. But since then, I have had someone trying to tap into my account, and had to replace my card twice. I did send the form in in hopes to retrieve anything that affected my account by Subway. Please let me know if there's anything else that I need to do


Posted by

Im a Subway customer and never noticed if my card expiration was on the receipt I usually do use my debit or credit card but never till now noticed because I just throw my receipt away right away as soon as I get it. I feel I may be eligible for part in getting money. I live right next to Subway and eat there a lot, I really enjoy Subway but if I can receive money from this I would be glad. I have already sent in my form sent to me on 12/26/18, im just waiting to hear back. Thank you for your your time.

Posted by

The form requires you to put in your full credit card number and expiration date. Why would they need anything other than the receipt date and receipt number along with the store.

Posted by

I have been buying sandwiches at Subway for many years using my debit and/or credit cards.

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