Wyndham Accused of Deceptive Practices for its Timeshare Sales
A class action lawsuit has been filed against Wyndham Vacation Resorts. The Wyndham timeshare 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, such as the value of timeshare points, cleaning services that are available to the vacationers and more.
“Wyndham’s business model is premised on the false assumption that you can lie to consumers to get them to sign confusing, vague and ambiguous boilerplate contracts and that because then there is a purported written agreement, you have no liability for the lies,” the Wyndham class action lawsuit claims.
The lawsuit says that after getting consumers to sign form contracts through deceptive sales practices, Wyndham then breaches its contract by not making destination accommodations available, by charging excessive fees not referenced in the contract, and by failing to provide promised ancillary services. Even while on vacation, people are pushed to attend an owner meeting update, which is just a sales presentation for Wyndham to purchase more points.
The Wyndham class action lawsuit states that the hotel chain has been penalized in the past for their deceptive sales practices from state governments
This is a good reminder about what to expect from these timeshare presentations. We sometimes post offers that require you seating through a sales pitch. While that offer might be a good deal, it’s not a good idea to get locked in a long timeshare contract over it.
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.