Diamond Timeshare Suit Not Ready For Arbitration

By Joyce Hanson (August 5, 2016, 6:36 PM EDT) -- A Florida federal judge on Friday refused to send into arbitration a timeshare owners' suit alleging that timeshare management company Diamond Resorts International misappropriated funds, finding the owners' petition to move the proceedings to Florida failed to properly establish jurisdiction.

U.S. District Judge Roy B. Dalton Jr. dismissed the petition of timeshare owners John E. and Ileana Morrow and John A. and Pamela Donnelly without prejudice, saying that their naming of a new respondent —  Diamond Resorts Hawaii Collection Development LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of developer Diamond Resorts International Inc. — didn't clearly state the location of the limited liability...

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