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Curves International to Appeal Partial Verdict in Texas

WOODWAY, Texas, April 22, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Curves International announced today the Company's plan to challenge the portion of a recent jury verdict that found for some of the plaintiffs in a Texas lawsuit disagreeing with how the fitness company in the past supported a group of its franchisees. Even though the plaintiffs won less than 10 percent of what they originally sought, Curves disagrees with the preliminary court rulings that allowed even the reduced claim to go to the jury, in addition to the part of the verdict for any plaintiff awarded any fraction of its claim. 

The basis for Curves' challenge will be the legally-flawed rulings before and during the trial that forced the jury to address arguments that did not have proper evidentiary support and flew in the face of the franchise agreements between the parties. Curves strongly disagrees with any argument that it failed to support any of the former franchisees involved in the case, who represent less than one percent of the franchisees of Curves. The relationships between Curves and all of its franchisees are extremely important to the Company, and are a point of pride for the brand. Curves honored its franchise agreements in all respects to this small group, just as it has the rest of its system.

"We have thousands of very successful franchisees around the globe and these positive experiences don't match the unfounded claims of these plaintiffs," said Monty Sharma, CEO and President of Curves. "We strongly disagree with the decision reached and plan to take this case as far as we can in the court system. We will file post-trial motions with the trial court promptly and, if necessary, an appeal requesting that the verdict in the case be set aside. We are confident that the law will be followed and the verdict will not be allowed to stand." 

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Curves International, Inc. is one of the largest chains of fitness clubs for women in the world and is famous for its 30-minute Circuit with a Coach that works every major muscle group with strength training, cardio and stretching. Curves Specialty Classes** offer workout moves for key focus areas like strength, balance and flexibility.  With Curves Complete, women have a fully integrated, personalized weight loss and weight management solution that includes the Curves fitness program, customizable meal plans and one-on-one coaching and support. Curves is committed to providing women with the tools necessary to empower them to live more fulfilling lives. For more information, please visit curves.com
**Classes offered at participating clubs only

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