WARNER MUSIC DATA BREACH ALERT

By adminClass Action

WMG’s customers may receive financial compensation after the music recording company exposed their confidential personal information and financial information. WHAT HAPPENED? On August 5, 2020, Warner Music Group (WMG) learned that an unauthorized Third Party had compromised a number of US-based e-commerce websites WMG operates.  The hackers potentially acquired a copy of the personal information WMG’s customers entered into one …

Westchester Golf Club Sued for $750,000 by Ex-Member Over Denied Membership Refund

By Ryan BrownClass Action

A former member of the GlenArbor Golf Club in Westchester, NY, is suing for more than $750,000, alleging that the club reneged on a promise to refund his initial membership deposit. Many similar lawsuits are being filed throughout New York and New Jersey by ex-members of golf and country clubs whose membership refunds were unfairly denied or delayed when they …

Women Sue in Grandview Golf Club Case

By adminClass Action

The Pennsylvania Human Relations Act prohibits commercial establishments from discriminating against employees and patrons based on ancestry, color, disability, handicap, national origin, race, relationship status, religious creed, sex, or use of a support animal. Most U.S. states have enacted similar protections for their people. A woman has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Harrisburg, alleging that the …

New Jersey Country Club Agrees to $2 Million Settlement Over Member Refunds

By adminClass Action

A $2 million settlement has been approved by a Somerset County judge to compensate members who joined the New Jersey National Golf Club and denied refunds when they later resigned. Gary Graifman of Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, P.C and attorney Robert Dowd, Jr. of the Law Offices of Robert S. Dowd, Jr., LLC were counsel for the plaintiffs in the …

Golf Club Membership Fee Refund Class Action Lawsuits Are Growing

By adminClass Action

Widespread pandemic shutdowns have harmed businesses that rely on income from ongoing operations. However, the shutdowns have also deprived customers of the use of prepaid memberships and subscription fees. Many recreational businesses, including fitness gyms, country clubs, and golf courses, have had to face unhappy members with unusable prepaid memberships, prompting a growing number of lawsuits over refusal to refund …

Country Club Settles Class Action Suit Over Denied Membership Refunds for $1.5 Million

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In December 2020, the New York and New Jersey class action lawyers at Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, in conjunction with co-counsel at Dowd Law, successfully settled a class action claim that had been brought by 139 former members against the Hawk Pointe Golf Club in Washington Township. The club had withheld refunds of fees to members that resigned. The resolution …

Golf Club Membership Fees: Are You Entitled to A Refund?

By Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, PC and Law Offices of Robert S. Dowd, Jr.Class Action

America is home to 15,372 golf courses – 45 percent of the world’s total. From Pete Dye and Old Tom Morris to Tom Doak and Jack Nicklaus, there is no shortage of professionally-designed courses, complemented by posh clubs packed with amenities. There is no limitation to what these clubs can charge prospective members, but it is customary to require “initiation” golf membership fees to …

Are Golf Club Initiation Fees Refundable?

By Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, PC and Law Offices of Robert S. Dowd, Jr.Class Action

If you paid an initiation fee to join a golf club, you may be eligible for a refund depending on the club’s documents and the conduct of the club. Even when refunds are due, golf clubs sometimes try to find ways not to pay them, especially when the club is owned by investors rather than the members.  When this happens, …

KGG Investigating CLAIROL for Deceptive Labeling and False Advertising

By Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman, PCClass Action

KGG is currently investigating a putative class action for the deceptive labeling and false advertising of its Root Touch-Up, Permanent Root Color product.  This year, Clairol introduced a new box of its Root Touch-Up product that includes the representation that the box contains “10% MORE FOR EXTRA COVERAGE”. This is a false representation because the box does not contain 10% more …