Updated on August 26, 2017 at 12:08 PM Posted on August 26, 2017 at 12:05 PM

By Craig McCarthy

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NJ Advance Media for NJ.com

A U.S. appeals court dismissed a Subway settlement in its footlong suit, calling the class-action deal to pay the lawyer fees “utterly worthless” for the customers, according to a report.

“A class action that seeks only worthless benefits for the class and yields only fees for class counsel is no better than a racket and should be dismissed out of hand,” wrote the three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, according to the Daily News.

Multiple suits were filed four years ago when customers claimed they were shorted in buying Subway “Footlongs” that were less than 12 inches.