This is an interesting suit – Subway v Quiznos. The suit concerns consumer generated Quiznos ads that Subway contends defame their sandwiches – particularly the quantity of meat on those sandwiches. Does Subway have a case? Is an “Italian BMT” a public figure? Can people trying to win a Quiznos prize have actual malice against a “meatball marinara?”
A second point – why do advocates of tort reform never discuss cases like this one?