my gym membership was recently terminated from all branches. I was also told the police would be called if i stepped foot into the parking lot. I was givin no reason for the termination by letter or email. I think i know why this happened and it has nothing to do with the gym. Do i have a case and if so what kind of law does this fall under????
A private property owner can generally bar a person from their property - they do not need a reason let alone a good one. BUT if they are a place of public accommodation (like most gives would be), they generally cannot bar a person based on race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or if the person is a member of of protected class. If there was a contract between the property owner and the individual, barring them might be a breach of that contract.
I am giving you general information about the law. To give you legal advice I would first have to learn more about the facts and circumstances of your particular situation. I am not your attorney and I am not giving legal advice. The Rhode Island Supreme Court licenses all lawyers in the general practice of law. The court does not license or certify any lawyer as an expert or specialist in any particular field of practice.
Take your membership contract and evidence of all payments to your local consumer law attorney. Be aware that there fees may exceed the cost that you might pay for joining a new gym. if your damages (lost money that you already paid the gym) do not exceed a few hundred dollars, your best remedy might be just finding another facility.
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