Louisiana Appeals Court Rules Fitness Franchisor Not Liable For Injury

Mealey's (May 5, 2016, 2:13 PM EDT) -- LAKE CHARLES, La. — A Louisiana appeals court on May 4 affirmed summary judgment for the franchisor of a fitness center where a man who was exercising was injured by a piece of equipment (Thomas Nearhood v. Anytime Fitness, et al., No. 15-1142, La. App., 3rd Cir.; 2016 La. App. LEXIS 876).

(Opinion available. Document #98-160510-025Z.)

The Third Circuit Louisiana Court of Appeal affirmed summary judgment for Anytime Fitness Inc. in a lawsuit brought by Thomas Nearhood, finding that Anytime Fitness had no control over the...
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