On January 25, 2012 the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals published its opinion in Carey v. 24 Hour Fitness (5th Cir. No. 10-20845). The court held that 24 Hour Fitness’s 2005 Arbitration Agreement is illusory and unenforceable. Carey, a former 24 Hour Fitness employee, argued that the arbitration agreement was unenforceable because 24 Hour Fitness ... Read More
A recent article in Law360 provides an current overview of the 24 Hour Fitness overtime case. Almost 1,000 current and former employees of the company have brought overtime claims against 24 Hour Fitness. In the latest turn of events, the case is proceeding to arbitration and the parties are litigating the location of the arbitrations ... Read More
Almost 1,000 former employees of 24 Hour Fitness continue to pursue their former employer for unpaid overtime. A 2011 ruling decertified the collective action filed in California, and the case is now headed into arbitration where each of the 983 claims will be adjudicated by an arbitrator.
More than a year ago, alleged Southern California con man Bruce Fred Friedman was arrested in France where he remains in custody today. Friedman has opposed extradition to the US and, although French courts have authorized extradition, the French government has not yet made a final decision.