Attorney General James Obtains Emergency Court Order Prohibiting New York Sports Club and Lucille Roberts from Charging Certain New Yorkers Unlawful Fees

Posted to Applied Web NY on Mon, 10/05/2020 - 11:48

Members Who Submitted Cancellation Requests or
Whose Home Gym Remains Closed Can No Longer Be Charged

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James today announced that she has obtained a temporary restraining order (TRO) in her recently-filed lawsuit against the parent company of New York Sports Clubs (NYSC) and Lucille Roberts — Town Sports International (TSI) — for unlawfully charging monthly dues to members and for partaking in a variety of illegal and fraudulent practices involving consumers’ cancellation rights. The TRO prohibits both gyms from charging any dues, fines, or penalties to any New York members who submitted cancellation requests since March 16, 2020, and charging any dues, fines, or penalties to any New York members whose home gym remains closed today. The TRO became effective immediately upon entry on Friday and will last, at least, until the court can hold a hearing on the matter at the end of the month. At that time, the court will have the option to renew the order.

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