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MTA accused of shortchanging straphangers who buy unlimited MetroCards

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – The MTA is being accused of shortchanging straphangers who have unlimited MetroCards.

Attorney Roy Den Hollander has filed a lawsuit, on behalf of all subway riders, against the transit authority.

He says the MTA misleads commuters by saying the cards are good for unlimited rides for full seven or 30 day periods.

Hollander says the cards expire sooner than that, short changing straphangers a day of service. The suit alleges that the MetroCard is only unlimited for six days from the time of its first use, “plus a variable number of hours up until midnight on the sixth day (in reference to seven-day unlimited cards).”

Hollander once sued Club Amnesia for discrimination, claiming the club gave preferential treatment to women on “ladies’ night.”

A judge ruled against him in that case.