On June 24, 2010, the Law Firms of Morgan & Morgan, P.A. and Vassallo, Bilotta, Friedman & Davis, filed a federal lawsuit in Ft. Lauderdale, styled Lawrence, et al. vs. The Berkley Group, Inc., Tower Resorts Realty, Inc., Always Travel with Us, Inc., and Bruce Polansky, on behalf of all current and former timeshare agents (Sales Representatives) employed by Tower Resorts, et al.
The lawsuit is seeking back pay for unpaid overtime, minimum wage and liquidated (double) damages from the Defendants.
Further, Morgan & Morgan is requesting that all attorneys' fees and costs be paid directly by Tower Resorts, et al and not the timeshare agents (Sales Representatives). On December 2, 2010, Plaintiffs filed a motion seeking conditional certification of a class action.
On July 14, 2011, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida entered an Order certifying this case as a collective/class action and ordered Defendants to turn over a list of all current and former time share agents (Sales Representatives) who worked for Defendants during the last two (2) years. (July 14, 2009-August 5, 2011).
Each person on the list will receive a letter and a consent form offering them the opportunity to join this case and proceed on their respective claims for unpaid minimum wages and overtime. A copy of the Court's order is linked below, as well as well as the Notice and consent form to join this action. If you have any questions, feel free to email lead counsel, Richard Celler, or call our firm at 866-344-9243. The law prohibits the Defendants from retaliating you in any way for pursuing your right to minimum wage and overtime damages. We currently represent over 50 current and/or former timeshare sales agents (Sales Representatives).