Rutledge Files Lawsuit Against Indulgences by Body Bronze
February 28, 2018
Says, ‘despicable business practices will not be tolerated’
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge today filed a consumer-protection lawsuit in Pulaski County Circuit Court against Indulgences by Body Bronze and its owners, Molly Verbrugge and Lila Riggs.
Indulgences by Body Bronze continued to sell VIP membership plans, spa service packages and gift certificates during the busy 2017 holiday season, but abruptly closed its doors on January 8 without warning to consumers or employees.
“After receiving about 200 calls from consumers mere days after the business’s closing, I am taking swift and aggressive action against Indulgences by Body Bronze,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “Arkansans suffered financial losses because of the deceptive practices of this company – harming consumers who purchased future services and leaving its employees out in the cold without a job. Such despicable business practices will not be tolerated.”
Indulgences by Body Bronze was a day spa in West Little Rock and advertised services including pedicures, massages, facial treatments and laser hair removal. Rutledge is asking the court for restitution for affected consumers, the suspension or forfeiture of franchises, corporate charters, licenses, permits and authorizations to do business in Arkansas, to impose civil penalties and other relief against Indulgences by Body Bronze and Verbrugge and Riggs.
Victims of these business practices should file a consumer complaint on ArkansasAG.gov or call (800) 482-8982.