Do You Even Refund, Bro? LA Fitness Case Offers Lessons on COVID-19 Customer Claims

Do You Even Refund, Bro? LA Fitness Case Offers Lessons on COVID-19 Customer Claims

Arbitration, Contracts, COVID-19, Terms of Service
Image by lewisgoodphotos from Pixabay A recent trial court decision in (yet) another COVID-19 customer refund case provides some key lessons to businesses facing customer lawsuits due to the novel coronavirus pandemic that continues to affect our country. This past March, on local and state authorities’ orders to help reduce transmission and incidents of COVID-19, popular health club LA Fitness was one of many businesses forced to close their doors, resulting in a ton of P.O.'d gym members who were now out their membership and training fees and, as often is the case in this country, a class action lawsuit filed. The LA Fitness case Earlier this month, in Barnett v. Fitness International, LLC, No. 20-cv-60658 (S.D. Fla. Mar. 30, 2020), a federal judge ruled that a gym member did…
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