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Settlement Reached on Urban Active Fitness Lawsuit

After more than two years of litigation and months of negotiation, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio has preliminarily approved a class action settlement in a lawsuit filed against Urban Active Fitness.  The plaintiffs, represented by the Vorys, alleged that the fitness chain  of improper sales, servicing, and billing practices.   The parties agreed that this settlement is a fair, reasonable, and efficient way to provide monetary compensation to the class members and bring closure to all parties involved.  For more information about the settlement and to file a claim, visit    

Thomas McCormick, a partner in the Vorys Columbus office and a member of the litigation group, was quoted in a Cincinnati Enquirer story about the settlement.

The story, titled “Urban Active agrees to compensate ex-members,” states:

"At least 600,000 people could be eligible to participate in the settlement and receive between $5 and $75.

Ohio and Kentucky residents initially sued Global Fitness in 2011 claiming staff misrepresented terms of membership contracts, overcharged members’ bank accounts, and made it difficult for members to cancel their accounts.

‘We’re just very pleased that we were able to reach a settlement, and the settlement provides a cash payment to class members,’ said Thomas McCormick, partner at Vorys, Sater, Seymour & Pease LLP in Columbus.”

To read the Cincinnati Enquirer story, click here. (Subscription may be required).

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