December 14, 2007
Springfield, Mo. — A southwest Missouri company that misled consumers about the terms of the vacation packages it sold is permanently barred from continuing to do business in Missouri related to selling vacation packages, vacation club memberships, hotel lodging or timeshares under a consent injunction and final judgment obtained by Attorney General Jay Nixon. Star Reservations LLC must also pay $70,653 in restitution to consumers under the order signed Thursday (Dec. 13) by Greene County Circuit Judge Don Burrell.
Nixon sued Star Reservations, alleging that the company misrepresented to consumers certain information in the sale and advertisement of vacation packages. These misrepresentations included that consumers would have seven days after purchase to return a vacation package and that consumers would be given refunds of payments in the purchase of such packages, both of which were untrue.
Nixon says there were approximately 170 victims in the case.
Under the judgment, Star Reservations is prohibited from advertising, offering for sale or selling vacation packages or vacation club memberships in Missouri to either state residents or consumers in other states. The defendant is also barred from creating, advising or owning any non-profit corporations in Missouri.
Star Reservations must also pay $70,653 in consumer restitution. The defendant would also be required to pay up to $5,000 per violation for any future violations of the terms and conditions of the judgment.