The Court rejected developers’ challenges to the pleadings based on “acknowledgments” initialed by timeshare owners; pending rulings on plaintiffs’ motion to certify class and cross-motions to strike expert opinions.
On 11/18/20, the Court denied in significant part Westgate’s motion to dismiss the timeshare owners’ complaint. 
1/09/2020 – ORDER ON TIMESHARE OWNERS’ MOTION TO COMPEL DISCOVERY
In response to the timeshare owners’ motion to compel discovery, Westgate agreed to produce “all reservation-related policy documents” and “the sales and closing agents involved with the Named Plaintiffs, as well as their supervisors, their dates of employment and reasons for separation, and current personnel and training manuals for sales and closing representatives;” the court additionally ordered Westgate to produce all training and policy level documents regarding how owners were informed of their right of rescission. 
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Plaintiffs: Deborah Campbell, Gerold Gallegos, Ellen Gilliland, Larry Gilliland, Cynthia Loveless, Brian Miller, Danyelle Miller, Marilyn Moore, Robert Self, Doris Lashay Smith, Laura Spado, Ryan Spado
Plaintiffs’ counsel: John O Belcher, Belcher Sykes Harrington, PLLC; Kenneth S. Byrd, Mark P Chalos, Christopher E Coleman, John T Spragens of Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP (Nashville); Kartik S Madiraju of Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP (NY); Wayne A Ritchie, II, Ritchie, Dillard, Davies & Johnson, P.C.; Richard T Wallace, Richard T. Wallace & Associates, P.C.
Plaintiffs: Tonya Melfi
Plaintiffs’ counsel: Christopher E Coleman, Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP (Nashville)
Defendant: CFI Resorts Management, Inc., Central Florida Investments, Inc, Westgate Marketing, LLC, Westgate Resorts Ltd., L.P., Westgate Resorts, Inc., Westgate Vacation Villas, LLC
Defendant’s counsel: Jeffrey A Backman, Richard Wayne Epstein, Benjamin E New of Greenspoon Marder, P.A. (FL); Gregory C Logue, Robert L Vance of Woolf, McClane, Bright, Allen & Carpenter, PLLC