N.Y. City Health Club Member Sues Over Breakfast Promise

November 16, 2011

A lawyer says there’s no such thing as the free breakfast promised by a high-end New York City health club, and he says he should get more than $200,000 for the missing meals.

Richard Katz says in a fraud suit made public Wednesday that the Setai Club told him in December 2009 that his $5,000-a-year membership included a “full complimentary breakfast.” The suit says the free fare stopped flowing in August 2010, and the club wouldn’t return his money.

Club representatives and Katz didn’t immediately return calls Wednesday night.

He’s demanding $230,000 in damages over the breakfasts and $500,000 for what he calls a libelous comment by a Setai worker.

The club is a block from Wall Street. Its website boasts amenities including “complimentary breakfast” at a chic neighboring eatery.

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