Lucille Roberts Sued For Sending Unsolicited Text Messages

By on February 25, 2013

A New York City resident has filed a class action complaint in Manhattan federal court claiming the Lucille Roberts health club franchise, an exclusively female fitness center, violated a federal law by sending him an unsolicited text message about membership offers.

According to the complaint, Lucille Roberts “knowingly and/or willfully” breached the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) because the company used an “automatic telephone dialing system” to connect with the plaintiff without his consent.  TCPA prohibits companies from sending unwanted text messages to users without their permission.

The plaintiff who initiated the action said he got messages from the fitness center that read: “1 Day Sale @ Lucille Roberts. just $5 to register and $15 a month NO CONTRACT.”

Under the TCPA, consumers may receive between $500 and $1500 for each illegal text message sent.