Trials & Litigation
Suit by NY Lawyer Claims Health Club’s Cold Breakfasts Broke Full-Menu Promise
Posted Nov 10, 2011 6:32 AM CST
By Debra Cassens Weiss
A Manhattan lawyer has sued a luxury health club, saying it stopped providing a full hot breakfast as promised.
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.