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Wasden sues Body Renew for bilking customers of closed gyms

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho Attorney General Lawrence Wasden has filed a lawsuit against a southwest Idaho fitness company. Wasden contends in the lawsuit filed in Ada County District Court that Body Renew Fitness & Tanning and owner Dakota Routh charged customers for memberships and other fees just before closing the gyms on July 9. Wasden also says Routh tried to collect unsubstantiated debts from consumers by sending bogus collection notices. The lawsuit is based on 54 consumer complaints filed with his office, Wasden said; the company operated three gyms in Boise and one each in Meridian, Star and Garden City. The attorney general said it’s illegal for companies to sell future services and then close, leaving customers without either their money or the services; he’s inviting anyone else who lost money to the firm to file a complaint with his office.



Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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