Littler Sanctioned Over 24 Hour Fitness Arbitration Bids

Law360, New York (September 25, 2012, 11:10 PM EDT) -- A Colorado federal judge sanctioned Littler Mendelson PC on Monday, blasting the firm for bringing “vexatious and unnecessary” petitions to compel arbitration across the country after workers who pursued a failed collective action against 24 Hour Fitness USA Inc. filed their own arbitration demands in California.

U.S. District Judge John Kane said that conduct of 24 Hour Fitness' counsel — who unreasonably multiplied proceedings and “engaged in bad faith conduct for the purpose of delay” — warranted awarding attorneys' fees to 28 defendants who filed arbitration...
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