Anytime Fitness Faces Antitrust Suit By Franchisees

Law360, New York (July 21, 2011, 7:01 PM EDT) -- Exercise club owner Anytime Fitness LLC was sued by a group of its franchisees Wednesday in Illinois for allegedly tying the purchase of a franchise with enrollment in an online health program in violation of a contract and antitrust laws.

A group of 20 franchise owners claim Anytime Fitness violated the Clayton Act and breached its franchise agreement by requiring franchisees to pay a monthly charge for customers' use of Anytime Health, a fitness website maintained by a company affiliate.

“In requiring current Anytime Fitness franchisees...
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Case Information

Case Title

Bliss Reed Enterprises Inc. et al v. Anytime Fitness, LLC

Case Number



Illinois Northern

Nature of Suit



Honorable Sharon Johnson Coleman

Date Filed

July 19, 2011

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