Michigan has joined 13 other states in a suit against “Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous” host Robin Leach and two Florida companies, claiming they misled consumers about sunny vacation packages. Michigan Attorney General Jennifer Granholm said Tuesday that Ramada Plaza Resorts and National Travel Services of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., mailed out “official-looking” documents (endorsed by Leach) telling consumers they had won a Florida vacation and a cruise to the Bahamas.
- Accommodations were described as “world class,” Granholm said. Granholm said consumers actually won a chance to pay $1,000 for a 7-day trip to Florida. The cruise to the Bahamas consisted of a ride on a car ferry, she said, and “Las Vegas-style” gambling was a game of bingo. Granholm said the companies also failed to tell participants that they would have to sit through a lengthy presentation on timeshares.