LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A consumer claims a gym automatically withdrew fees from his bank account without authorization.
Steve Gallion filed a complaint on behalf of himself and all others similarly situated on Sept. 5 in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Fitness 19 Redlands and Does 1-10 alleging violation of the Electronic Funds Transfer Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges he entered the defendant's gym facility and provided his debit card information for a one-month trial. He alleges he "never agreed to pay and defendant represented that plaintiff would not need to pay recurring monthly payments," the suit states.
The plaintiff holds Fitness 19 Redlands and Does 1-10 responsible because the defendants allegedly withdrew funds from the plaintiff's account every month without first acquiring proper authorization.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks statutory damages of $1,000, actual damages, all legal fees, interest and any other relief as the court deems just. He is represented by Todd M. Friedman, Adrian R. Bacon, Meghan E. George and Thomas E. Wheeler of Law Offices of Todd M. Friedman PC in Woodland Hills, California.
U.S. District Court for the Central District of California case number 8:17-cv-01530-JVS-JDE