It’s the end of another week and time to have a relaxing weekend to recharge the old batteries. This week Inside Timeshare began with an update on the latest incarnation of our old friends the “FAKE” Litigious Abogados Family, Abogados El Paloma. New information was received on the new Procurator and the bank account the payments were to be paid into, Nicola Nonche Cirom. Judging by the paperwork they are using the usual Modus Operandi so we can expect to hear more of them in the future. We then brought you the article titled “One-Sided Press Reports?” This article revolves around an article by Andrew Penman on a court case involving Club La Costa and a timeshare “exit” company called Carl James Associates, today we can reveal the latest information to arrive. We also brought you some news and updates from the courts.
We begin today with information received by one of Inside Timeshares long-standing readers who read the article “One-Sided Press Reports?”
The article named several people one being Gerry Tiernan, who it turns out was previously a Sales and Marketing Director for Eze Group, well, our reader has also come up with some incredible information on the director of Carl James Associates Thomas Whelehan.
According to our reader, back in 2009/10, he was having some problems with Resort Properties (Silverpoint), this was over the resales of the “investment weeks” he had purchased. He travelled to Tenerife in an attempt to sort out the problem, unfortunately, all those he had dealt with before no longer worked there.
He was introduced to Maurice Aronow and Tom Whelehan who introduced himself as the “point of contact for resale problems”. Our reader was basically told (as we have heard from numerous readers) that “timeshare was no longer selling”, that they needed to move their investment into Club Paradiso or they would lose it all. A story we are very familiar with.
So the question is, even though the name Whelehan is not common, is this the very same Thomas Whelehan who is now director of Carl James Associates?
Well, Inside Timeshare believes it is, but we will let you the reader and time decide for us.
We then brought you the latest court victories from around the Canary Islands, with yet another Silverpoint appeal being dismissed along with a Club La Costa appeal to have a case dismissed by the courts on jurisdictional grounds.
We have reported on many occasions that Club La Costa has moved to have cases dismissed on these grounds, that their contract has a clause which states that the contract is subject to UK law and the jurisdiction of UK courts. This has been thrown out several times by the High Court on the fact the contract was signed and paid for in Spain and therefore Spanish law applies. Now it appears even the Courts of First Instance are following these rulings made by the High Court.
Anfi was also on the receiving end of several verdicts and losing appeals in the High Court, today we publish yet another defeat for Anfi.
Swedish clients of Canarian Legal Alliance will now be receiving 21,416€ into their bank account as a result of a provisional embargo which was submitted to the court so the client’s award which totals 32,948€ is secured.
We are now familiar with these embargoes being submitted and it has become standard practice for CLA to submit these applications on behalf of the clients. We are all very well aware that Anfi will try every trick in the book to avoid paying including the moving of funds between accounts. We also expect that as usual Anfi will appeal and yes, we know they will lose.
The interim amount is from a tax refund that CLA became aware of and they managed to obtain an embargo on those funds. It is also from this embargo that the funds for another client have been recovered.
Once again it is Eva Gutierrez who is behind the investigations into locating hidden funds, not just a great lawyer but turning into a great detective as well.
All we can say to Anfi at this point is, Why don’t you just give up and payout, it costs you more in the end to fight and we all know that is one fight you are going to lose every time.
That is all for this week, have a great weekend and join us again next week.