Michigan AG files class action lawsuit against Family Fitness

Sep 27, 2017

Bill Schuette, Michigan Attorney General
Credit www.michigan.gov

Michigan’s Attorney General has filed a class action lawsuit against West Michigan’s Family Fitness.

In 2017 alone, Michigan’s Attorney General has received 286 consumer complaints involving the West Michigan-based Family Fitness.

A news release from Attorney General Bill Schuette reads, “In July 2017, the Attorney General issued a cease-and-desist order to Family Fitness after receiving numerous complaints asserting that the fitness chain was holding consumers responsible for paying hundreds, or even thousands of dollars on cancelled gym membership and personal training contracts. Many consumers had received credit reporting information showing they were being pursued by a collection agency acting on Family Fitness’ behalf.”

The class action lawsuit alleges this violates Michigan’s Consumer Protection Act and was filed in Kent County Circuit Court.

The Attorney General is seeking “monetary relief.”

Family Fitness operates 14 centers across West Michigan.

Patrick Center, WGVU News