Planet Fitness Privacy Suit Decision Appealed

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Yvette Cormier, whose Planet Fitness membership was cancelled after she complained about seeing a transgendered person in the club's locker rooms, says she's taking her case to the Michigan Supreme Court. 

A Midland County Court dismissed Cormier's suit on Jan. 4, 2016, and the decision was affirmed by the Michigan Court of Appeals on June 1 of this year.

Cormier originally leveled claims against a Planet Fitness located in Midland, Mich., for what she said were violations of the Elliot-Larsen Civil Rights Act — claiming discrimination — and for breach of contract.

Cormier’s gym membership was cancelled by Planet Fitness after she made a public display of complaining to other members that she had seen a transgender person in the locker rooms on Feb. 28, 2015.

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In an email to mLIVE, Cormier’s attorney, David Kallman, wrote, “We believe the Court of Appeals decision was erroneous because it stated that a business policy (Planet Fitness' judgment free zone policy) itself could not be the basis for an Elliott-Larsen Act claim.”

"Further,” he wrote, “(Planet Fitness') actions against Mrs. Cormier clearly violated her right to privacy by allowing a man in the women's locker room/shower area and violated the Michigan Consumer Protection Act."

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