Class action: Members claim Chicago Athletic Clubs, others cut rewards program without warning

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Aug 8, 2018

CHICAGO — A club member has filed a class action lawsuit against Chicago Athletic Clubs LLC and several other athletic clubs, citing alleged breach of contract and violations of the Illinois Consumer Fraud and Deceptive Business Practices Act.

Lead plaintiff Andy Ambrosius filed a complaint July 30 in Cook County Circuit Court against Chicago Athletic Clubs, Evanston Athletic Club Inc., Lincoln Park Athletic Club Inc., LPAC Holdings LLC, Westloop Athletic Club LLC, Lakeview Athletic Club Inc., Lincoln Square Athletic Club LLC, Wicker Park Athletic Club LLC, Bucktown Athletic Club LLC and Webster Club Athletic Club LLC.

According to the complaint, the club abruptly terminated their reward points in connection with the termination of the rewards program, but did not provide the necessary warning. 

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks a certification of their class action and an award of actual damages, attorney's fees, costs, interest, and other relief the court deems just. The class is represented by attorneys Thomas Zimmerman Jr., Sharon Harris, Matthew De Re and Nicholas Hagman of Zimmerman Law Offices PC in Chicago.

Cook County Circuit Court case number 18-CH-09598

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