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Monday, August 14, 1995 - Page updated at 12:00 AM

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Puget Sound Newswatch

Health Clubs Paying Restitution

SEATTLE - If you have had consumer problems with Hart's Athletic Club, Cascade Athletic Club or a LivingWell Lady Health Club, call the state Attorney General's Office at (800) 692-5082 or (800) 551-4636, or 464-6684; the TTY number for the hearing-impaired is (800) 276-9883.

Because of recent legal action taken by the state, some consumers are eligible for restitution from these clubs. The deadline for applications is Saturday.

About 850 consumers complained that the health clubs used high-pressure sales tactics; used bait-and-switch advertising; failed to deliver promised services and facilities; failed to cancel memberships when requested, and used unfair and deceptive billing and collection practices.

Copyright (c) 1995 Seattle Times Company, All Rights Reserved.

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