Anytime Fitness Shakes Franchisees' Tying, Contract Claims

Law360, New York (October 15, 2012, 6:45 PM EDT) -- A group of franchisees on Monday ended its suit in Minnesota federal court accusing Anytime Fitness LLC of violating antitrust law and breaching contract by tying the purchase of a franchise location with enrollment in the gym chain's online health program.

U.S. District Judge Ann D. Montgomery signed off on an order dismissing with prejudice the antitrust suit brought by several Anytime Fitness franchise operators that claimed the company violated the Clayton Act and breached its franchise agreement by requiring franchisees to pay a monthly charge...
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