Drew v. Affinity Class Action Settlement
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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Why did I receive a notice?
  2. Who is a Class Member?
  3. What is the lawsuit about?
  4. What are the terms of the Settlement?
  5. If I am a Class Member, what are my options?
  6. When and where is the Final Approval Hearing?
  7. How can I get more information?


  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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 of liability.

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  4. 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.

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  5. If I am a Class Member, what are my options?

    Class Members have the following options in this Settlement:

    1. You can stay in the Settlement Class. You will be legally bound by the terms of the Settlement.
    2. You can exclude yourself from the Settlement and keep your right to individually sue the Defendants.
    3. 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.

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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.