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'No refunds means ... no refunds,' judge rules in Ironman suit

Published January 8, 2021

TAMPA, Fla. (BRAIN) — A U.S. District judge has ruled that when would-be Ironman competitors agreed to a no-refund policy at registration, that meant exactly what it sounded like. 

A Colorado woman was the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit filed against Ironman and the World Triathlon Corporation in May. The woman registered for an event that was canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. The complaint said that athletes shouldn't bear the burden of the event cancelation.

But U.S. District Judge Tom Barber said language on the registration form was clear. “This is a very simple case. No refunds means exactly what it says — no refunds,” Barber wrote in his judgment Thursday.

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Part of Ironman's online registration, shown in court filings.




Topics associated with this article: Coronavirus, Racing & Sponsorship

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