We have all seen offers for timeshares and I even post about some of them here on the site. But that’s because hotel chains usually offer you good deals or free stuff to sit through a timeshare sales pitch. They make it too sound too good to be true. And, many people end up getting a timeshare after those presentations. I haven’t met many who are happy with it year after.
Now some of those people are suing Wyndham Vacation Resorts. The class action lawsuit claims that their sales policies and practices regarding timeshares are deceptive.
Plaintiffs AnnaMarie Deneen, Michael J. Deneen, Erin Munoz, Paul Munoz, and Nazret Z. Gebremeskel say that Wyndham makes misrepresentations to customers about numerous features in their vacation plans, ranging from the value of timeshare points to the cleaning services that are available to the vacationers.
The Wyndham timeshare lawsuit states that the hotel chain has been penalized in the past for their deceptive sales practices from state governments, including a $20 million verdict in a case involving a whistleblower.
The Wyndham timeshare model uses points, which are purchased by vacation goers, and can be used to stay at any Wyndham “or affiliated resort throughout the world.” The Wyndham class action lawsuit claims that desired destinations are not available at the desired time and need to be booked as much as a year beforehand. Sales pitches to purchase even more points keep on coming even when people are on vacation. Sometimes you need to attend “an owner meeting update” which takes a few hours and is the last thing anyone wants to do on vacation.
Who is Eligible?
Class Members in the Wyndham class action lawsuit include: “All persons who entered into a ‘Security Agreement – ClubWyndham Access Vacation Ownership Plan – Retail Installment Contract – Purchase and Security Agreement’ (Agreement) with Wyndham or its successors in the last ten years and whose Agreements do not contain arbitration clauses.”
Wyndham TimeShare Lawsuit Details
The Wyndham Timeshare Class Action Lawsuit is Deneen, et al. v. Wyndham Vacation Resorts Inc., Case No. 1:19-cv-05499, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.