Each complaint includes an accompanying sworn affidavit from the victims that outline a systematic series of alleged abuses by Wyndham, all noting similar accounts of the sales and closing practices. The victims were “lured” to “seminars”
To the contrary, however, as their filed sworn affidavits attest, the buyers soon discovered that, despite the salesperson’
Their nightmares continued when the unwary purchaser realized that the oral promises made to them during the sales process are excluded by their contract language, which limits the enforceable portion of the contract only to the printed contractual terms, and of course, their contracts make no mention of the salesperson’
“Wyndham will tell you they do not condone unscrupulous sales tactics,” noted attorney Michael D. Finn, principal at Finn Law Group P.A. “But these 101 affidavits, filed under oath, tell quite a different story. These are not isolated events, these are regular deceptive business/sales practices not only supported by Wyndham management, but encouraged.”
Wyndham’s stance has always been that their salespeople are not authorized to lie. The purchaser has, in writing, agreed to the terms of the lifetime contract. As such, the company is under no obligation to assist the purchaser. Whether they can afford it or not, they are bound by the agreement and will be held to all terms therein. Wyndham is a publicly-traded company and according to their website, they are the world’s largest developer and marketer of flexible, points-based vacation-ownership products.
“We have undertaken this action so that justice can finally be served for these victims, many of whom are senior citizens,” continued Finn. “These victims are banding together to tell their state consumer protection agencies and the Federal Trade Commission that they are consumers who have been exploited and desperately need legal assistance before their life savings and credit are exhausted by resort membership that they neither want nor can effectively utilize. By filing these collective complaints in 17 states, we hope to entice the FTC and the various Attorney Generals, several of whom that have received substantial political contributions from the timeshare industry which includes immensely wealthy resort chains like Wyndham, to enforce the deceptive sales and trade practices consumer protection laws that each of these states have on their books in one form or another.”
About the Finn Law Group
With offices in Florida and Michigan, the Finn Law Group is a consumer orientated law firm with a focus on real estate legal matters. In addition, the firm is noted for its work in timeshare relief and credit related issues. Michael D. Finn, the firm’s founder has subscribed to the highest standards of professional practice for over 41 years as a practicing attorney. For a review of the firm’s credentials, please visit their website at www.finnlawgroup.com or call (855) FINN LAW (346-6529).