SOURCE: Seaman Garson, LLC

Seaman Garson, LLC

April 21, 2011 18:35 ET

Seaman Garson Files Class Action Suit Against Urban Active Health Club for Unfair and Deceptive Practices

CLEVELAND, OH--(Marketwire - Apr 21, 2011) - A class action lawsuit filed yesterday, alleging unfair and deceptive business practices, seeks restitution for consumers harmed by Urban Active health clubs. The suit, Robbins v. Global Fitness Holdings, LLC d.b.a. Urban Active Fitness, is based on allegations that demonstrate an ongoing practice of promising members that they are allowed to cancel their membership under various circumstances, but when they attempt to cancel their membership the company refuses and continues to charge fees for services that consumers could not use.

The class action lawsuit filed in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, Common Pleas Court, claims that Urban Active's "standard business practice is to impose unlawful, extra-contractual requirements on members seeking a contractually owed refund, and also to deny receipt of such refund requests, all in an improper effort to frustrate" consumers' efforts to obtain a refund that they deserve. In addition, the lawsuit also claims that Urban Active violates consumer protection laws and even its own contracts.

Urban Active has been the subject of numerous consumer complaints about its deceptive billing practices, and has received an "F" rating from the Better Business Bureau of Central Ohio.

The lawsuit is brought by attorneys James DeRoche and David Krause of Seaman Garson, LLC , a leading class action firm located in Cleveland, Ohio.

Those seeking more information on the case, including any person who believes they may have also been a victim of Urban Active's unfair or deceptive practices, should contact attorney James DeRoche at 216.830.1000.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    James A. DeRoche, Esq.
    (216) 830-1000