Consumers who used a credit or debit card to buy food or other items from the fast food chain Subway may qualify for a $30.9 million class action settlement.
Lead plaintiffs alleged in a class action lawsuit that Subway violated the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) by printing the expiration date on their and other customers credit and debit cards on receipts from the fast food chain.
Under FACTA, merchants who accept credit and debit cards must limit the information provided on receipts. The law specifically prohibits printing the expiration date or any more than the last five digits of the card number on a receipt. The Subway class action lawsuit alleged that credit card expiration dates were included on receipts at certain locations of the restaurant.
According to the Subway class action settlement, not all restaurant locations were affected, only those with a Subway Payment Manager system programmed to print credit or debit card expiration dates. Class Members include those who purchased items from those restaurants between Jan. 1, 2016 and March 23, 2017.
Under the terms of the Subway class action settlement, the restaurant and an associated company, Doctor’s Associates Inc., will pay $30.9 million — reportedly the largest settlement over allegations of FACTA violations.
Class Members have until Jan. 22, 2019 to either submit a claim, object to, or exclude themselves from the Subway class action settlement. The final approval hearing will be held March 8, 2019.
Class Members include consumers who, between Jan. 1, 2016 and March 23, 2017, used a credit or debit card in a purchase made at a Subway location that was using the Subway Payment Manager programmed to print the card’s expiration date.
Up to $75.
Proof of Purchase
Claim ID must be provided. Class Members can apply for a Claim ID number online or by mail if they did not receive one.