Wigdor LLP has filed a second class action lawsuit against Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (“Town Sports International” or “TSI”), the publicly-traded parent company of fitness club brands New York Sports Clubs, Boston Sports Clubs, Washington Sports Clubs and Philadelphia Sports Clubs.
The lawsuit alleges that Town Sports International fraudulently charges membership fees even after gym members have provided notice of cancellation. Town Sports International was already investigated by the Washington D.C. Attorney General’s Office of Consumer Protection for these exact same unlawful practices. As alleged, despite being forced to pay substantial fines and penalties, TSI’s pattern of misconduct has not come to a halt.
The lawsuit follows a proposed class action filed by Wigdor LLP on February 1, 2018 alleging that TSI engaged in additional fraudulent and deceptive consumer practices by denying its so-called “all access” members the ability to use fitness club locations it has branded as “Elite” clubs.
Statement from Wigdor LLP Partner David E. Gottlieb:
“NYSC appears to have a business model where it tries to squeeze as much money out of its members as possible, even when doing so violates the consumer protection laws.”