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Suit by NY Lawyer Claims Health Club’s Cold Breakfasts Broke Full-Menu Promise

Posted Nov 10, 2011 7:32 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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A Manhattan lawyer has sued a luxury health club, saying it stopped providing a full hot breakfast as promised.

The suit by Richard Katz seeks $730,000 against the Setai Club & Spa Wall Street. The Associated Press, the New York Daily News and the New York Post have stories.

Katz claimed he renewed his $5,000 annual membership based on a promise that he would continue to get a full free breakfast. Previously, Katz tells the Post, the club provided breakfast at a nearby eatery with “a full restaurant menu like you get in a hotel—omelets, pancakes, waffles, yogurts, meats, juices.”

When the restaurant closed for a month, the spa substituted a cold buffet on a roof deck. The Daily News says Katz was kicked out of the health club for complaining, while the Post say he was allowed to quit and given a pro rata refund in fees.

The suit seeks $230,000 over the breakfasts and $500,000 for an allegedly libelous comment, AP says.

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