Woman says gym violated consumer credit protection act

By Cara Bailey | May 11, 2007

CHARLES TOWN - A Jefferson County woman has filed a suit against a local fitness center, claiming they violated the West Virginia Consumer Credit Protection Act.

Jacquita Puller filed a suit April 26 in Jefferson Circuit Court, against Gold's Gym in Charles Town.

According to the suit, on April 28, 2003, Derrick Plater, Puller's former husband, obtained gym memberships for himself and for Puller. Plater completed and signed both contracts for the memberships and provided monthly payments through his savings account, the suit says.

The suit states that Puller did not go with Plater when he obtained the memberships, nor did she know the details of the contract.

However, Gold's Gym has attempted to collect debt from Puller, by making false accusations and fraudulently attempting to collect the money, the suit says.

Puller claims her credit has been damaged, and she has been denied loans she would have received otherwise. She also claims she has faced embarrassment, humiliation and suffered inconveniences.

Puller, through attorney Kirk Bottner, seeks injunctive relief, damages and court costs, for her damages.

Jefferson Circuit Court case number 07-C-138

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