In the US there are several legal battles taking place revolving around the timeshare industry, some have made the headlines others not.
Over the past few months two of the most notable have been published here, they are the $6.5 million settlement over the Manhattan Club in New York and the $ Billion Lawsuit against Diamond Resorts International, filed in Las Vegas.
In the second link, Redweek asks “Do timeshare owners ever win lawsuits against developers?”
This was published in July 2015, but it is nevertheless still relevant today.
In the following link, is the story of Trish Williams and her $20 million win over Wyndham Vacation Ownership, when her employment was terminated for exposing financial fraud of the elderly. Her story was published by Charles Thomas and Irene Parker in Inside Timeshare on 1st December 2016. A second article was then published as an update on 5 December 2016 when The New York Times published their interview with Trish.
In this next link The Real Deal South Florida Real Estate News, report on the lawsuit filed against Marriott, alleging an illegal timeshare scheme. The link after is an article, again published by Inside Timeshares Charles Thomas and Irene Parker, published on 18 October 2016. This took up the story first published in The Orlando Sentinel by Paul Brinkmann, following the accusation that their timeshare sales are a racketeering scheme.
The last link is from a series of videos proving very popular on youtube, it is taken from a film of the last days in Hitler’s bunker, it has been subtitled with various subjects from booking a holiday to Yorkshire, a spoof about RyanAir and this one about the timeshare industry facing legal challenges from the growing number of claims companies, especially in Europe. We found it very amusing, we hope that you do too.