Daniel Chavez Moran retired in 2005 to focus on his work with the Grupo Vidanta Foundation, sharing his legacy of success with others to encourage economic growth and strengthening democracy in Latin America.
That legacy was challenged but successfully defended in a 2008 case brought against Daniel Chavez Moran and Grupo Mayan Palace, one of the resort destinations he founded in 1974. A U.S. federal district court judge dismissed all claims and the case in its entirety against Daniel Chavez Moran, Grupo Mayan Palace and the other vindicated defendants, Desarollo Marina Vallarta S.A. de C.V., Daniel Omar Chavez, Scott R Erikson, Casey Jon Owens, Canamere Inc., Huffsmith-Kohrville Inc., Preferred Vacations Inc., Premium Travel Services Inc., Resort Solutions Inc., Seven Oceans US Inc., AZM Marketing LLC, Resort Quality Controls Inc., Resort Condominiums International LLC, and Resorts International Marketing Corp.
The judge found that the vacation ownership contracts used by Grupo Mayan Palace protected the consumer’s rights. This first and only case of its kind against Daniel Chavez Moran and Grupo Mayan Palace, now Mayan Resorts, was unsupported by any evidence and was dismissed. The plaintiff did not appeal the judge’s decision, confirming Chavez Moran’s respect for the rights of customers, and no other case has been filed since.
Today, Mayan Resorts is the leader in tourist developments in Mexico and Latin America. And Daniel Chavez Moran is enjoying his retirement though still working hard to share his legacy with others.