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Class Action Lawsuit against L.A. Fitness re: fees

A class action lawsuit has been filed against L.A. Fitness alleging that its "early termination fees" in its personal training agreements is designed to lock-in clients and deter unsatsfied clients from canceling or switching personal trainers.

Jay Mau says that in October 2009 he entered into a fitness service agreement for four personal training sessions per month for two people - Mau and his fiance - for twelve months but when he scheduled his sessions, trainers either didn't show up or a non-certified personal trainer was sent.

Mau cancelled his contract and was charged $660 - 50% of the remaining balance of the contract - as an "early termination fee," the complaint states.  

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