Resort Club Members Win Class Cert. Over Timeshare Fees

Law360, New York (August 15, 2011, 10:15 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge granted class certification Monday to a group of resort club members who claim timeshare company New Raintree Resorts International LLC breached its contracts with them by charging a fee for improvement and maintenance work on the resorts.

The class includes all California residents who are Raintree Vacation Club members and were charged a "special assessment" fee for timeshare interests in October or November 2009, according to the order. The class could include more than 5,000 members, it said.

U.S. District Judge Claudia...
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