Wisconsin residents who purchased memberships in a variety of travel clubs will be getting at least some of their money back, following the settlement of a lawsuit over deceptive marketing practices.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice plans to distribute $1.8 million to eligible residents who were victimized by Illinois-based Travel Services, Incorporated. The money was recently obtained under a court order – resolving cases that the state filed in Outagamie and Waukesha Counties. The Outagamie County case resulted in a 2014 trial, finding that the defendants had engaged in deceptive marketing practices.
The jury found Travel Services provided misleading information about the geographic locations of its travel clubs and the discounts on travel available to club members.
Wisconsin residents who purchased memberships in the Castaways Vacations Club, Phoenix Vacation Club or Outrigger Vacation Club, are eligible for payments from the restitution fund and should be contacted by the state Department of Justice.