Looking to sue LA Fitness? Small claims court is an option, and you may have others…
At FairShake we’ve helped thousands of people ripped off by big companies like LA Fitness. And we’ve helped get millions of dollars in settlement offers…
Tired of hitting dead ends when trying to get a refund from LA Fitness? Feeling like there’s nowhere to turn?
You’re not alone. It seems like many people have tried all the LA Fitness customer service options, but still feel unheard.
There are different ways to file a complaint against LA Fitness, but none have the same power and leverage as taking legal action.
So, if you’re thinking of suing LA Fitness, where do you even start? You might expect there to be tons of class action lawsuits against them, but it’s often more complicated than that.
What many people don’t know is that hidden clauses buried deep within their contracts frequently allow companies like LA Fitness to push legal claims into the private realm of consumer arbitration, away from conventional courts.
But here’s the thing: your LA Fitness contract doesn’t have the power to take away your right to pursue legal action by suing them.
Here’s what you can do…
Learn more about the consumer arbitration process here.
If you’re ready to sue LA Fitness in Small Claims Court, read on below:
The first thing you have to do before you sue LA Fitness is make sure that your claim qualifies. Small claims courts will only accept certain types of claims. There are two things you need to pay attention to:
The amount of money: The first thing you have to pay attention to is how much money you’re asking for. Every small claims court has a maximum dollar amount that you can bring before a judge. If yours is over or under these limits you won’t be able to use small claims court.
If your claim doesn’t fall within the limits of your state’s small claims court, you’ll have to arbitrate your claim instead.
In order to sue LA Fitness in small claims court you have to do some paperwork.
Each state has a different set of forms that you have to fill out in order to sue LA Fitness or any other company. Sometimes your county will have an additional set of forms. The right forms for your area will be available for free when you visit your state court website.
In addition to filling out the right forms make sure you have the right number. Most courts require three or four copies. Basically you have to do the legwork but you need to make enough copies for yourself, for the court, and for LA Fitness.
One of the copies that you get back is for LA Fitness. At this point it’s your job to properly serve them which is a legal term that refers to notifying the company that you have sought to sue LA Fitness.
There are very specific steps for how to serve a company and these can be found on your court website. Some seem very weird but no matter what they are you still have to follow each and every one. Failure to do so can result in your case being tossed out.