LARGO, FL (September 24, 2014) — A lawsuit has been filed against timeshare developer Orange Lake Country Club, Inc., and timeshare owners association Orange Lake Country Club Villas Condominium Association III, Inc., alleging unfair and deceptive business practices and unfair consumer collections practices.
The suit, Adelmeyer, et al. v. Orange Lake Country Club, Inc., et al., case no. 2014-CA-009655-O, was filed Sept. 12 in the 9th Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, in Orange County. It alleges violations of Florida’s Consumer Collections Practices Act, Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act and seeks a rescission of the purchase agreement, an award of damages, costs, attorneys’ fees and other relief.
The plaintiffs purchased, but never used, a seven-day fractional ownership membership known as a unit week in a development located in Orange County, Florida. The plaintiffs allege:
- Despite making three note payments, the defendants did not close the transaction and transfer title to the purchase as required by the purchase agreement nor did the defendants rescind the contract as the plaintiffs demanded.
- Even though they never owned their unit week nor did they schedule occupancy, they were assessed maintenance fees for 2013 and 2014. The association’s bylaws provided that timeshare owners were only required to pay maintenance fees if they owned their unit week and scheduled occupancy for the budget year.
- Despite being notified that the plaintiffs were represented by counsel, the defendants and their agents allegedly contacted the plaintiffs directly and attempted to collect on a purported debt.
Michael D. Finn, managing member of Finn Law Group representing the plaintiffs, stated, “This litigation highlights a certain irony concerning the business practices of Orange Lakes. Orange Lakes aggressively pursued collections efforts against the plaintiffs. And yet, Orange Lakes was contemporaneously in default of the purchase contract because it failed to timely close and transfer title to the purchase.”
The Finn Law Group, which has offices in Florida and Michigan, represents consumers in timeshare and related real estate matters. For more information, contact Michael D. Finn by calling 855-346-6529 or email@example.com
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