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Former Urban Active members owed money in settlement

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - A class action lawsuit involving a Lexington-based fitness chain has finally been settled after more than two years. The lawsuit against Urban Active claimed problems with sales, servicing, and billing practices.

If you received a postcard in the mail from the return address "URBAN ACTIVE SETTLEMENT," you may be owed money from the former health fitness business.

After more than two years of litigation and negotiation, a federal court out of Ohio has settled a class action lawsuit involving Urban Active and its members. More than 600,000 members from gyms in Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Georgia, Nebraska, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania will receive part of the settlement, anywhere from $5 up to $75.

"It's not uncommon for a class action to just result in $100 or less to each of the people who were affected by it, and that's often because the defendant in those cases will negotiate a settlement without any admission of wrongdoing," explained attorney Matt Ellison with Lexington firm Fowler Bell, "$75 is not that much on its own to a lot of people, but when you add that up, over potentially half a million or more class members, then it really starts to add up to whoever the defendant is."

Urban Active is expected to pay former members more than $19,000,000.

To file a claim and collect money, visit the link below.

A year ago, LA Fitness bought out Urban Active.

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