Westgate Planet Hollywood Lawsuit

On February 10, 2014, a Federal Court in Las Vegas, Nevada, will hear testimony from Westgate Resort owners seeking justice.

Fuoroli v. Westgate Planet Hollywood Las Vegas, LLC (link to court docs)

From the official court documents:

Plaintiffs allege that Westgate made the following misrepresentations in the timeshare sales negotiations:

the property would be a pet friendly environment (doc. # 1 at ¶ 21), when in fact it is not (id. at ¶ 22);
daily maid service would be included (id. at ¶ 19), when the purchase included only weekly cleaning (id. at ¶ 20);
the timeshare would book a fixed unit during New Year’s Eve each year (id. at ¶ 23), when in reality the plaintiffs were purchasing neither a fixed unit nor the right to reserve any unit on New Year’s Eve (id. at ¶ 25).

Plaintiffs also contend that Westgate made false and misleading statements with regard to all of the following: the cancellation period for timeshares under Nevada law (id. at ¶ 35); the financing package used to purchase the timeshare (id. at ¶¶ 36–44); and, the completion date of the hotel (id. at ¶ 47).

From these facts, plaintiffs have alleged seven claims for relief. Ultimately, plaintiffs contend that “the contract drafted and presented by Defendants was materially different than the terms upon which Plaintiffs and Defendants had agreed during the sales presentation, [and] there was no meeting of the minds as to the terms of the purchase contract signed by Plaintiff[s] and, therefore, no contract was formed….” (Id. at ¶ 26)

After 5 years, this suit is finally going to be heard. The case starts at 9 am, and anyone can attend if they wish.

All eyes will be on the Nevada court to see how this class action lawsuit against Westgate is handled, as it is sure to set a precedent for other timeshare cases.
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Premier By Original Resorts/RCI

Everyone seems hell-bent on seeing the math. I keep an Excel spreadsheet of ALL purchase with my Timeshare Resort and RCI. I know EXACTLY what I paid, What I’ve spent, what I’ve saved since my purchase November 2006 while at Desire Resort and Spa in Cabo.

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We purchased in 2006 and paid one year of maintenance fees. Due to a contract dispute I was able to negotiate out the yearly maintenance fees with my home resort Christmas 2008. Since this time I only have RCI yearly fees. So my numbers are a little different than most by about $3,500 for the same time period for members who bought into the Blue Bay Resorts Timeshare.

However, my travel savings are real when you compare Resort fees, RCI fees to what I would have paid retail on the internet for the same accommodations. Additionally, I settled a PROFECO dispute with Blue Bay Resorts know known as Premier by Original Resorts and was given 4 free AI weeks to use once per year until they are gone.

Here is how my purchase breaks down:

$22,000.00………Original Purchase Price of Timeshare
$500.00 2007…….Resort Maintenance fees
$124.00 2008…….RCI fees
$124.00 2009…….RCI fees
$124.00 2010…….RCI fees
$124.00 2011…….RCI fees
$124.00 2012…….RCI fees
$124.00 2013…….RCI fees
$124.00 2014…….RCI fees
$23,368.00………Total with original purchase and Fees paid to date with Timeshare & RCI
$29,574.02………Total savings year to date
$6,206.02……….I am now past the break-even point

$1,103.00……….Fees paid to RCI 2007
$7,721.00……….Travel expenses 2007 had I not used RCI
$6,618.00……….savings

$283.98…………Fees paid to RCI 2008
$1,398.00……….Travel expenses 2008 had I not used RCI
$1,114.00……….savings

Timeshare Location

$161.00…………Fees paid to RCI 2009
$900.00…………Travel expenses 2009 had I not used RCI
$739.00…………savings

$3,233.00……….Fees paid to RCI 2010
$9,095.00……….Travel expenses 2010 had I not used RCI
$5,862.00……….savings

$1,213.00……….Fees paid to RCI 2011
$15,480.00………Travel expenses 2011 had I not used RCI
$14,267.00………savings

$1,644.00……….Fees paid to RCI 2012
$2,618.00……….Travel expenses 2012 had I not used RCI
$974.00…………savings

$29,574.02………Total savings year to date

Westgate Experience

I’ve had experenced with timeshares my whole life. My parents had two and we used them every year. This made me a bit nogastilc when I was in Orlando on my honeymoon this past February and ended up getting a timeshare even though I really couldn’t afford the $200 they were asking up front.

What happens if I stop paying for timeshares

I paid the first months mortgage and have since stopped. I am in the process of requesting a Deed In Lieu of Foreclosure.

I was going to use one of their “getaways” to go later this year as we still had two tickets to Disney we didn’t get to use but there were none available! I’ve since discovered they the timeshare companies whore their rooms out online at a LOWER RATE to NON-OWNERS!!! I can stay at a 4 Star Hotel/Resort for half the cost of the yearly maintence fees, not to mention to mortgage!!

IF YOU OWN A TIMESHARE STOP PAYING, DON’T ANSWER CALLS, AND IGNORE THEIR THREATS!

We need to take a stand and DO something about these companies.

I have started a petition on Change.org to make Time Shares ILLEGAL!

Please EVERYONE come sign it!