- Why did I receive a notice?
You received a notice because the Defendants' records indicate that you may be a
member of the proposed Class preliminarily approved by the Court in this matter.
The notice is intended to give you a brief description of the case and your rights
and options, as well as direct you to this website, where you can view the case documents
and Full Notice, which describe
the lawsuit, settlement, and your options in detail.
- Who is a Class Member?
You are a member of the Advertising Settlement Class if you were a member of Coast
to Coast at any time between January 1, 2004 and March 1, 2013.
- What is the lawsuit about?
The lawsuit claims that Defendants made misleading or false statements about the
resorts in the Coast to Coast network.
The Defendants deny any wrongdoing, maintain their business practices are legal
and fair, and specifically maintain that their advertising is truthful, but have
agreed to settle the case. The Court has not made any judgment or determination
- What are the terms of the Settlement?
Under the proposed settlement, the Defendants have agreed to certain changes to
their advertising and marketing materials. Defendants began implementing these changes
effective January 1, 2013.
If the Settlement becomes final and you have not excluded yourself, you will be
legally bound by the terms of the Settlement. You will release Defendants and related
persons and entities from any and all claims and causes of action arising from or
relating to any aspect of marketing or advertising by Coast to Coast or Defendants
about the Coast to Coast membership program or the Coast to Coast Resorts. For further
details on what you are giving up, please review the case documents.
- If I am a Class Member, what are my options?
Class Members have the following options in this Settlement:
- You can stay in the Settlement Class. You will be legally bound by the terms of
- You can exclude yourself from the Settlement and keep your right to individually
sue the Defendants.
- If you stay in the Settlement Class, you can object to terms of the Settlement.
These options and their respective deadlines are explained in detail in the Full Notice.
- When and where is the Final Approval Hearing?
The Settlement will not become effective until the Court grants Final Approval.
The Court’s Final Approval Hearing (also known as a “Fairness Hearing”) is currently
scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on August 30, 2013 in Department 308 of the Los Angeles
Superior Court, 600 South Commonwealth Avenue, Los Angeles, California 90005.
- How can I get more information?
More information about the settlement and your rights as a Class Member are available in the Long Form Notice.