Santa Barbara, CA asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Civil Litigation for California

Q: It is worth it to sue or take the $900.00 offered and live with the fact I was shafted?

Got covid on a cruise. Had to isolate after the cruise in Vancouver BC and pay out of pocket which was to be reimbursed by Royal Caribbean. Took many months but RC sent a check for $1700.00 to Hilton Grand Vacations in Utah as they were used to book the cruise. HGV then sent a check for $900.00 (currently uncashed) to my friend who booked the cruise and 'converted the rest to points' and told me my friend now has to cover the amount they converted to points. HGV says their policy states that since I got covid ON the cruise that is then 'cruise related' and they are not going to pay the monies they converted to points. They refused to send me this so-called policy, refused to escalate the issue, and refused to provide me with contact information for their legal department. Do I just take the $900.00 and be done with it or is there something else I can do? Their arrogance is pretty disgusting.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: Whether or not it is worth it to sue or accept the $900.00 settlement offer will depend on the specifics of your case and your personal circumstances.

If you feel that you have a strong case and that you could potentially recover more than $900.00 by suing the cruise line or Hilton Grand Vacations, then it may be worth considering legal action. You should consult with an experienced attorney who can review the details of your case and provide you with an assessment of the potential risks and benefits of pursuing legal action.

On the other hand, if you are satisfied with the $900.00 settlement offer and do not want to go through the time and expense of litigation, then accepting the offer may be the best option for you.

Ultimately, the decision is yours to make. It is important to carefully consider your options and consult with an experienced attorney before making a decision.

Contact my office for a free consultation if you want further assistance.

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