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If you were a member of the Marriott Vacation Club Destinations Exchange Program and booked a cruise through International Cruise & Excursion Gallery, Inc., you could get a benefit from a class action settlement.
Update: The Court held a Final Approval Hearing on August 3, 2018 and issued the Final Judgment and Order Approving the Class Settlement on August 15, 2018. Settlement benefits were distributed to eligible Class Members who submitted timely and valid claim forms on November 16, 2018.
What is this lawsuit about?
The Plaintiffs, Daniel Finerman and Donna Devino, on behalf of themselves and all others similarly situated, brought claims by a complaint as a putative class action challenging certain fees they were charged to book cruises when using Exchange Points they obtained as members of the Exchange Program. The complaint alleges that Defendants failed to provide cruises in exchange for Class Members’ points and charged Class Members additional sums to cover the costs of cruises under the guise of port fees or cruise line pass through fees.
Defendants deny any and all liability or wrongdoing with respect to the claims alleged in the lawsuit but desire to settle the case to avoid the risk, expense, and distraction of continued litigation.
The Notice explains the lawsuit, the Settlement, your legal rights, what benefits are available, who is eligible for them, and how to get them. The Court in charge of the case is the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the case is known as Finerman, et al. v. Marriott Ownership Resorts, Inc., et al., Case No. 3:14-cv-01154-TJC-MCR. The people who sued are called the Plaintiffs, and the companies they sued are called the Defendants.
Who is included?
The Court has decided that, for settlement purposes, Class Members are defined as “all persons throughout the United States who from January 1, 2010 to February 23, 2018 were Program Members of the Exchange Program and who booked a cruise through Defendants.”
How do I participate in the lawsuit?
To qualify for a payment from the Settlement, you were required to complete and sign a Claim Form and submit it to the Settlement Administrator. The deadline to submit a Claim Form was on June 20, 2018 and has passed.