Can I sue a gym for letting an underage 15 year old sign a monthly contract and not be occupied by an adult?

My son went to a gym with his uncle and signed up for a gym membership with nobody

else helping him red the contract or explaining to him how it works. He is 15 years old and is

just about to turn 16 and I searched up and found that you can’t have a membership being

under 18 unless you have a legal gaurdian with you and he didn’t have any when he signed the contract.

Asked on September 22, 2016 under Business Law, Florida

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

No, you can't sue for money, because there was no damage or injury here; the law only provides monetary compensation for actual harms or losses. What you can do is: 1) void the contract, since your son is too young to contract and his legal guardian/parent did not sign him up; and 2) if you have paid any membership fees, get those back (that's the one thing you could sue for, if they won't return it voluntarily).


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