We live in a world where people are on a lawsuit craze just “because.” Many are succumbing to the urgency to sue other individuals, companies, and even the government. Because of the popularity of lawsuits, many companies are springing up promising to provide legal services to tackle timeshare companies like Disney and the Villa Group. However, what they fail to tell you is that the representation only benefits them and not you in the long run. Crying out “scam” when they are in fact the scam.
What is Class Action?
Representative action — better known as a class action suit — is a legal procedure that involves people getting together to sue a company or an individual. This type of case usually happens when a person or company is known to have breached a contract law concerning several persons. Therefore, if there is a sound case — especially in types of cases involving medical negligence or intentional fraud — then a class action suit is the best course of action for responding to the incident.
If you are going to file a class action suit against a timeshare company like the Villa Group, then you need to make sure you have an actual case against them. Also, you need to make sure the company you hired to represent you is a legitimate organization and not just a company out to take advantage of you. So try handling your area of disagreement directly with the timeshare company in lieu of using a company that may be more interested in taking advantage of you than actually helping you.
Despite the class action suit being the best course of action for going to court against someone, it also has some negative consequences. For example, if your case is strong but the majority of the group has a weak case, then the class action fails. Also, you won’t be able to file an individual suit once you’ve lost in a collective suit.
You need to also consider the losses you can incur from the agency you use to represent you. This is important to remember because one of the biggest downfalls of class action suits against the Villa Group Timeshare is the bogus companies offering legal help. Regardless of if the case is won, the attorneys get paid. Since they represent a large group, no one recognizes the fact that they are being scammed and feel they were justly represented. Another red flag is the offer of a coupon settlement in lieu of actual cash.
Always contact upper management when considering a class action suit against the Villa Group Timeshare. Because of better regulations within the timeshare industry, there most likely won’t be a need to have a suit due to dissatisfaction. And due to the relatively few number of actual cases won against timeshares, your chances are not going to be good if you already know you don’t have a solid case to sue. Thus, your best bet is to communicate with the Villa Group if you have any concerns because you will save yourself a lot of heartache and wasted time if you deal with them directly.