Marriott Vacations Hit With Sanctions In Timeshare Suit

Law360 (January 2, 2019, 4:39 PM EST) -- A Colorado federal magistrate judge on Monday partly granted a sanctions motion brought by timeshare owners against Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp., saying the company made a mistake when it failed to hand over key evidence in the mass action claiming it caused the owners' property values to plummet.

Magistrate Judge Gordon P. Gallagher ordered Marriott Vacations to pay reasonable attorneys' fees to more than 200 timeshare owners with ownership interests in a Ritz-Carlton Club in Aspen, Colorado, finding that the company withheld an affiliation agreement from evidence.

The judge found that the company committed a discovery violation, but said he found...

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