Two different court actions are notable this week as shopping center giant Simon Property Group filed a lawsuit against Starbucks over the company’s decision to close all 379 of its Teavana stores. According to the court action, 78 of those stores are in Simon malls and would constitute breach of their leases if the company closes them prematurely as planned. Starbucks has agreed to delay the closing of those 78 until a court hearing in October. We wonder if the other 301 store landlords are paying attention?? The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh District has rejected a proposed class action settlement between Subway and some of its customers, agreeing with a class action reform group that the case lacked merit. The settlement called for Subway to pay attorneys for the plaintiffs some $525,000 in fees while the 10 plaintiffs themselves would have received $500 each!