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Failed Va. sports complex members get refunds

Monday - 1/13/2014, 3:15pm  ET

RICHMOND, Va. -- Partial refunds have been paid to more than 300 people who bought memberships to a sports complex that was never built.

Brian J. Gottstein tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch ( ) that more than $105,000 in partial refunds has been paid to 342 people. Gottstein was spokesman for former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, whose term ended Saturday.

Gottstein says refund requests total more than $582,000.

He says two surety companies paid the partial refunds. They had issued bonds covering the SportsQuest complex.

The Attorney General's Office sued SportsQuest in February 2012. The lawsuit alleged that SportsQuest violated the Virginia Health Spa Act by failing to open within a year of starting the pre-sale of membership contracts for its planned complex in Midlothian.

The lawsuit was settled in November 2012.


Information from: Richmond Times-Dispatch,

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