A class action lawsuit is pending out of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida revolving around claims that L.A. Fitness charged members dues when they no longer were an active member of the club. The case is entitled Joshua Vaughn v. L.A. Fitness International, LLC, and it is case number 8:11-CV-00457-SCB-AEP. Imagine signing up for a gym membership and being told that the membership can be cancelled at any time by following the stipulations in the contract. But then when you cancel the membership you are still charged dues as if you were visiting the club everyday. This is what class members are claiming in the US Gym Settlement. Like any good defendant LA Fitness does not believe it has done anything wrong, and it believes that it would ultimately prevail in this lawsuit, but has agreed to settlement terms to avoid a lengthy and costly court trial. Class members in the case are defined as anyone who who cancelled their LA Fitness Monthly Dues Membership Agreement during the Class Period of May 18, 2006 to January 1, 2013. The deadline to file a claim in the case is August 9, 2013 for Subclass A and B claims. Class members will be represented by Sherrie R. Savett of Berger & Montague, P.C. 1622 Locust Street Philadelphia., PA, 19103 Telephone: 800-424-6690.
Other important dates in the lawsuit include the settlement fairness hearing which will take place on September 19, 2013 at 1:30 p.m., the deadline to exclude yourself from the case or object to the proposed settlement which is August 9, 2013 and the Deadline to Activate 45-Day Club Access Pass to those who qualify is May 11, 2014.
The court can be reached at:
Clerk of the Court
United States District Court
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
601 Market Street, Room 2609
Philadelphia, PA 19106