Club Metro faces class action lawsuit over membership contracts

By Hoang Tran | Oct 13, 2015

A New Jersey man is suing health club over allegedly violating New Jersey consumer protection laws.

Paul Logan, on behalf of himself and those similarly situated, filed a class action lawsuit on Sept. 10 in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Middlesex County Court against Club Metro USA LLC; Club Metro USA Franchising LLC; HFIG-Old Bridge LLC, doing business as Club Metro USA Old Bridge; and ABC Financial Services Co. Inc. in connection with a membership agreement which allegedly violates the New Jersey Health Club Service Act (HCSA), the Retail Installment Sales Act (RISA), the Consumer Fraud Act (CFA), and Truth-in Consumer Contract, Warranty, and Notice Act (TCCWNA).

The complaint states that on or around October 2013, Logan notified the staff of the defendant that he wished to terminate his membership, which he opened on Nov. 19, 2010. Despite Logan notifying the defendant numerous times of canceling membership, going so far as to mail a certified letter requesting cancellation of membership, the defendant allegedly continued to charge and automatically debit plaintiff for dues, according to the complaint.

Logan alleges that Club Metro has made it difficult for members to cancel service, violating HCSA and CFA by continuing to renewing monthly membership charge members upon expiration of initial terms, and by violating the RISA by imposing fees not authorized by RISA.

Logan is demanding a trial by jury and is seeking an undisclosed amount for treble damages, statutory damages of no less than $100 for each offense, attorney fees and court costs, and any other rewards deemed fit by the court. He is represented by Joseph LoPiccolo and John N. Poulos of Poulos LoPiccolo PC in Ocean, N.J. and by the Wolf Law Firm LLC in North Brunswick, N.J.

Superior New Jersey, Middlesex County Court case number 2:15-cv-06773-JLL-JAD

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