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Successful Class Action Settlement


In June 2016, Bill Padget, along with co-counsel from Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, LLC, obtained final approval of a class action settlement on behalf of hundreds of former members of the Big Water Resort Campground. The RV campground is located in Clarendon County, South Carolina on Lake Marion. It was alleged that between 2003 and 2010 the entities and individuals behind the formation and operations of the campground sold approximately 1100 lifetime memberships for an initial cost between $4,000 and $8,400 per membership. The plaintiffs contended that in 2011 the campground and RV park was converted from a private members only facility to a public facility. Those who had paid thousands for their private memberships sued claiming their memberships were now rendered worthless due to the conversion to a public facility. After several years of litigation, the class action case was settled for a total settlement benefit to the class of $1,850,000.00. The claims process is nearing completion and those campground members who timely filed claims will receive substantial compensation in exchange for redemption of their membership interest.

For over 45 years, the Finkel Law Firm has been dedicated to the pursuit of justice for those injured by corporate wrongdoing. If you would like to speak with a lawyer, please do not hesitate to contact us.

*Any results the law firm may have achieved in past cases do not imply or indicate that similar results may be had in your case. Outcome of litigation is dependent on many factual and legal circumstances that may differ in your particular case.

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