Time-Share Co. Says Atty Induces Owners To Break Contracts

Law360, New York (August 10, 2017, 3:35 PM EDT) -- Time-share company Westgate Resorts Ltd. accused a law firm in Florida federal court Wednesday of fraudulently inducing Westgate time-share owners to stop making payments on their vacation contracts, alleging the firm is earning large prepaid retainer fees without providing any meaningful services because the contracts are legally enforceable.

Westgate and its subsidiaries claim lawyer Mitchell Sussman and his Palm Springs, California, firm, Mitchell Reed Sussman & Associates, have interfered with existing contracts and business relationships, violated Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act with false advertising, and solicited...
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