Sheraton Bahrain Hotel
Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

Your Chance to Get Your Share of Money From Marriott Hotels Hawaii Class Action Settlement

You may be eligible for your share of $1,825,435.48 from a class action settlement if you booked reservations — and paid — for at least one stay at one of five hotel and resort properties within the portfolio of Marriott International, Incorporated and operated by Kyo-ya Hotels & Resorts on one or more dates between Monday, October 8, 2018, and Tuesday, November 27, 2018…

Your Chance to Get Your Share of Money From Marriott Hotels Hawaii Class Action Settlement

…but you must electronically submit your valid claim using this form no later than Tuesday, August 3, 2021; and you must be a legal resident of the United States or Canada in order to be a member of the class action lawsuit settlement.

The five affected hotel and resort properties include:

  • The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort
  • The Moana Surfrider, a Westin Resort & Spa, Waikiki Beach
  • Sheraton Waikiki
  • Sheraton Princess Kaiulani
  • Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa

The following compensation which will be paid out of the Original Settlement Fund includes:

  • Settlement Subclass 1:
    • Sheraton Princess Kaiulani — $24.90 per room night payment
    • All Other Hotels — $51.29 per room night payment
  • Settlement Subclass 2:
    • Sheraton Princess Kaiulani — $12.45 per room night payment
    • All Other Hotels — $25.65 per room night payment
  • Moreover, each individual class representative will receive an additional $2,500.00 in incentive compensation.

Plaintiffs claim in the lawsuit that the defendants violated Hawaii law by being charged the amounts they were unfairly or deceptively required to pay for their rooms at the aforementioned hotel and resort properties during a strike — and they allege that the defendants did not inform guests of the strike before they arrived at the hotel and resort properties; and that the strike would impact the services and amenities of the hotel and resort properties.

The strike — which began on Monday, October 8, 2018 — involved approximately 2,000 employees of the hotel and resort properties which are covered by the settlement, as the workers had held a vote to strike on Monday, September 10, 2018.

Defendants deny any and all allegations of wrongdoing and do not admit or concede any actual or potential fault, wrongdoing, or liability with respect to any facts or claims that have been or could have been alleged in the lawsuit or any similar action; and do not concede any defenses that have been or could have been asserted. Defendants deny that they violated the law and specifically deny that any damages were incuned as a result. The proposed settlement does not suggest that the defendants have done anything wrong, or that Plaintiffs — as well as the group of individuals that plaintiffs seek to represent — would or would not win their case if it were to go to trial.

Excluding Yourself From — or Objecting To — This Lawsuit

You can choose to exclude yourself from — or object to — this class-action lawsuit.

If you would prefer to exclude yourself from this settlement so that you may sue on your own behalf, you must submit your request for exclusion — including your name, mailing address, and signed with your signature — in a letter via postal mail so that it is received no later than Wednesday, September 1, 2021 to:

Martin v. Marriott SETTLEMENT
C/O Rust Consulting – 7102
PO BOX 44
Minneapolis, MN 55440-0044

If you have any objections to the settlement, you must submit your objections to both the court and the lead class counsel and defense counsel via postal mail — and postmarked by Wednesday, September 1, 2021 — to:

Martin et al. v. Marriott International, Inc., et al.
Case No. 18-00494-JAO-RT
United States District Court for the District of Hawaii
Clerk of the Court
300 Ala Moana Blvd #C338
Honolulu, HI 96850

Lead Class Counsel

BICKERTON LAW GROUP LLLP
James J Bickerton, Esq.
Bridget G Morgan-Bickerton, Esq.
Topa Financial Center
Fort Street Tower
745 Fort Street, Suite 801
Honolulu HI 96813

Defense Counsel

YOSHIMOTO LAW GROUP
Nathan Yoshimoto, Esq
Wesley D Shimazu, Esq
201 Merchant Street, Suite 2440
Honolulu HI 96813

The court will hold a final hearing at 9:00 in the morning Eastern Daylight Time on Friday, October 1, 2020, at:

United States District Court for the District of Hawaii
300 Ala Moana Blvd.
Honolulu, HI 96850

At the final hearing, the court will consider whether the settlement is fair, reasonable, and adequate. If there are objections, the court will consider them.

Summary

If you do decide to participate in this settlement, completion of the claim form supposedly will consume only a few minutes of your time; but do not expect any major windfall, as you will not exactly get rich from this settlement, as members of this class action who file valid claims will be eligible for a share of the remainder of the settlement fund only after attorneys’ fees and other costs are paid.

For additional information, you can either peruse this list of questions which are frequently asked; or you can call 1-808-599-3811.

Photograph ©2015 by Brian Cohen.

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