NY AG reaches settlement with several state health clubs

Eric Schneiderman

ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – The New York attorney general has reached settlements with dozens of New York health clubs.

AG Eric Schneiderman announced he reached settlments with 96 health clubs across the state after he said investigators found widespread violations.

The violations include failures to make required disclosures to customers and the inclusion of unenforceable contract releases and liability waivers.

Schneiderman said January is the top month for joining health clubs, and consumers need to pay attention to what they sign. New York law prohibits health club contracts over $3,600 annually and for more than three years.

In addition, health club contracts can be cancelled within three days of signing as well as at any time if the club stops offering services listed in the contract or if the member has a doctor’s order.

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