Gold's Gym International, Inc - Contract Obligation
OKLAHOMA CITY, OKLAHOMA -- I belonged to a small neighborhood fitness center. One of the members bought it from the original owner several months ago. Equipment began falling into disrepair. Apparently whatever custodial attention it got ended with the new ownership.
On Oct. 31st, there was a notice on the door it was closing immediately and the membership list had been sold to another fitness business.
I received a phone call today from the other center telling me I owed two months fees; for Nov. and due to a "notice of termination" period, Dec. This center claimed I had been notified by surface or email. I do not open junk email and I am absolutely certain I received no notification in my by-name mail. I do not open unsolicited surface mail, so if I did receive notice by surface mail, it went to the trash.
My question is if I am obligated to give notification of termination within a specified amount of time, isn't the first fitness center obligated legally to extend the same courtesy to me?
Am I obligated to honor such a contract if my name was given to another fitness center without my permission or prior notification?
I paid the fees today. I am filing complaints with the state attorney general's and Better Business Bureau's offices and I have contacted a local television station's consumer action reporter.