Planet Fitness is asking for the dismissal of a lawsuit involving the company's transgender-friendly locker room policy, calling the suit "woefully deficient" and claiming it promotes discrimination against transgender people. Motions filed on July 31 in Midland County Circuit Courtney Pollack by lawyers for the corporate gym chain and an individual Midland Planet Fitness franchise claim a lawsuit filed by a Sanford woman is not legally sufficient to continue. Yvette Cormier, 48, filed the lawsuit against both the chain and the local franchise in March after Planet Fitness canceled her membership. The cancellation came after Cormier saw a transgender woman in the Midland gym's locker room and refused to stop "warning" other gym members about the locker room policy. Cormier's lawsuit claims invasion of privacy, multiple violations of the Elliott-Larsen Civil Rights Act, breach of contract, intentional infliction of emotional distress, exemplary damages and a violation of the Michigan Consumer Protection Act. Read the article in Michigan Live: http://ift.tt/1JobRQ7 Read the motion to dismiss:
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