If you purchased a Sole Treadmill, you may be entitled to benefits from a class action Settlement.
June 27, 2022 — Requests for Exclusion From the Settlement Must Be Received By This Date
June 27, 2022 — Objections to the Settlement Must Be Postmarked By This Date
July 26, 2022 — Claim Forms Must Be Submitted Online By This Date or Received By This Date if Submitted By Mail
September 21, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. ET — Fairness Hearing
- Please be advised that Plaintiffs, Laura Bechtel and Troy Thoennes ("Plaintiffs") have reached a proposed Settlement in Laura Bechtel et al v. Fitness Equipment Services, LLC dba Sole Fitness Case No. 1:19-cv-00726, a class action lawsuit (the "Lawsuit") with Defendant Fitness Equipment Services, LLC dba Sole Fitness ("Defendant" or "Sole") concerning certain Sole Treadmill.1
- PLEASE READ THE NOTICE CAREFULLY. If you live within the United States and its territories and purchased Sole Treadmill between August 30, 2015 until February 21, 2022, in Ohio and Minnesota, or from December 2, 2017 until February 21, 2022, in the rest of the United States and its territories.
|YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS ARE AFFECTED BY THIS SETTLEMENT WHETHER YOU ACT OR DON’T ACT:|
SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM
|Submitting a Claim Form is the only way to be eligible to receive any benefit under this Settlement.|
|Excluding yourself, or "opting-out," is the only option that allows you ever to be part of another lawsuit against Sole about the claims resolved by this Settlement. If you exclude yourself from or opt out of this Settlement, you will not be able to get any benefits from it.|
|Mailing an objection is the only way to notify the Court that you are unhappy with any aspect of the Settlement. You cannot object to the proposed Settlement unless you are a Class Member.|
APPEAR AND BE HEARD AT THE FAIRNESS HEARING
|You must file a Notice of Intention to Appear with the Court if you wish to speak at the Fairness Hearing.|
GO TO THE HEARING
|You may attend the hearing, but you do not have to do so. The Court will hold the Fairness hearing at 9:00 a.m. on September 21, 2022, at the Potter Stewart U.S.Courthouse, Room 716, 100 East Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH 45202.|
|If you are a Class Member and do not submit a Claim Form by July 26, 2022, you will not receive any benefit from the Settlement and you will give up your right to ever be part of another lawsuit against Sole regarding the legal claims resolved by this Settlement.|
If you have any questions about the Notice, the proposed Settlement, or your eligibility to participate in the Settlement, please DO NOT contact Sole Fitness or its legal counsel. All questions should be directed to the Settlement Administrator (see the Contact Us page). You may also contact Class Counsel.
1 All capitalized terms used in the Notice that are not otherwise defined herein shall have the meaning provided in the Class Action Settlement Agreement and Release dated January 28, 2022 ("Settlement Agreement"), which is available on Important Documents page for this lawsuit.