Equinox Gym Members Sue Over Cancellation Policies

By Jeff Sistrunk (January 7, 2014, 6:30 PM EST) -- Fitness company Equinox Holdings Inc. was hit with a proposed putative class action Friday in New Jersey federal court alleging it has violated the state's Consumer Fraud Act and other statutes by subjecting customers to unreasonable membership cancellation policies and billing practices. 

Named plaintiffs Lesley McCarthy and Kim Kennedy, who joined Equinox-run health clubs in Summit, N.J., last year, claimed the New York-based company has violated the CFA and other statutes by, among other things, requiring customers to jump through hoops to cancel their membership. 

"Defendants have violated the CFA by their cancellation policies and billing practices, which have the primary...

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