Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
A Connecticut man injured himself on a stair machine a fitness club. He then sued for negligence under the state's product liability act. (Photo: iStock)

A Superior Court judge in Connecticut has ruled that a man who badly injured his leg on a stair climber exercise machine at a Planet Fitness cannot bring a product liability action against the fitness club chain.

In a ruling of first impression, New London Superior Court Judge Robert Vacchelli found that a health club did not qualify as a “product seller” under the Connecticut Product Liability Act. The plaintiff still has negligence claims pending against Planet Fitness.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free
PropertyCasualty360 Digital Reader.


  • All PropertyCasualty360.com news coverage, best practices, and in-depth analysis.
  • Educational webcasts, resources from industry leaders, and informative newsletters.
  • Other award-winning websites including BenefitsPRO.com and ThinkAdvisor.com.

Already have an account?



Join PropertyCasualty360

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed decisions for your P&C insurance business. Join PropertyCasualty360.com now!

  • Unlimited access to PropertyCasualty360.com - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including BenefitsPRO.com, ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
  • Exclusive discounts on PropertyCasualty360, National Underwriter, Claims and ALM events

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join PropertyCasualty360

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.