LOS ANGELES – A New Jersey man has filed a class-action suit against a gym over allegations it falsely advertised the content of a membership agreement.
Wilson Garrido filed a complaint on behalf of other members of the general public similarly situated on Jan. 10 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Fitness International LLC, Fitness & Sports Clubs LLC, LAF Canada Co. and Does 1-20 citing the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act and the Electronic Funds Transfer Act.
According to the complaint, the defendants mislead consumers into thinking they were paying for a one-month membership. Instead, the suit states the membership was for one year. The plaintiff alleges that he suffered damages from having his account debited $400 every other month without his consent by the defendants. The plaintiff holds Fitness International LLC, Fitness & Sports Clubs LLC, LAF Canada Co. and Does 1-20 responsible because the defendants allegedly debited plaintiff's account on a recurring basis without proper authorization.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks for the defendants to engage in a corrective advertising, restitution, punitive damages, statutory enhanced damages, all legal fees plus interest and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Todd M. Friedman and Adrian R. Bacon of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman PC in Woodland Hills.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Case number 8:17-cv-00054-JLS-KES