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June 29, 2020

Ayala Files First Civil Rights Case in Federal Court in Effort to Curb Police Brutality Through Litigation.

  Ayala filed the first civil rights case in the wake of Mr. George Floyd’s killing and the subsequent societal call to take action against police brutality. In the lawsuit, Ayala’s client alleges that during a domestic violence call, members of the Hallandale Police force came to the Plaintiff’s home, entered without a warrant or reasonable suspicion, and beat them inside his own place, dragged…
Class ActionNews & Announcements
June 26, 2020

Florida Judge Appoints Ayala as Class Counsel for a Class of Hundreds of Vehicle Owners Towed by American Towing of Miami.

On June 25, 2020, a Florida judge entered a written opinion certifying a class of hundreds of vehicle owners whose vehicles were towed by American Towing of Miami. The case was filed originally in July 2018 in county court and then transferred to circuit court in March 2019. After overcoming innumerable hurdles and the defense’s dilatory tactics, Ayala was able to prevail at the Motion…
News & AnnouncementsPro Bono
June 1, 2020

Ayala Announces George Floyd Pro Bono Representation Program

By Eduardo A. Maura. The recent events leading to and after the brutal murder of Mr. Floyd, have shaken us to the core. We thought that, in his memory, the least we can do is be useful. Under our George Floyd Pro Bono Representation Program, we will represent pro bono, victims of police abuse, persons that encountered legal problems while protesting peacefully, or any other…
Firm NewsNews & Announcements
May 6, 2020

Ayala’s Attorney Eduardo A. Maura admitted to Practice in the District of Columbia

Attorney Eduardo A. Maura was admitted to practice in the District of Columbia. The admission is part of a process that permits attorneys admitted for more than 5-years in other jurisdiction, and in good standing, to practice in the DC district. As stated by A. Maura: “I am happy to be admitted to the DC district. This admission is very helpful for our growing class…
In the NewsNews & Announcements
April 29, 2020

The National Law Review Publishes Ayala’s Attorney Article on Privacy Rights at the Border

  The renown legal news company The National Law Review published an article by Attorney Eduardo A. Maura where he describes his recent experience while entering the U.S. from Mexico, and the scrutiny he was subject to by border agents. In the article, Maura describes the directives used by customs agents when searching individuals at the borders, and how vulnerable is the attorney-client privilege information…
In the NewsNews & Announcements
April 21, 2020

Law360.com Features Ayala’s Class Action Lawsuit Against LATAM Airlines

The renown legal news website law360.com featured Ayala’s class action against LATAM Airlines. The lawsuit seeks to certify a class of plaintiffs whose flights were unilaterally cancelled by LATAM. In the Class Action Complaint, Plaintiffs allege that LATAM’s practice of cancelling consumer’s flights, when they cannot make one leg of their trip (the so called “no-show” policy), is unlawful and unjustly enriches LATAM at the…
Class ActionConsumerNews & Announcements
April 13, 2020

Ayala Files Class Action Lawsuit Against LATAM Airlines Alleging Its No-Show Policy is Unlawful

Ayala filed a lawsuit on behalf of its client, a Florida limited liability company (TM Solutions), alleging that, when LATAM cancelled the flights TM Solutions purchased for its employees, despite having been told that the passengers needed these flights, LATAM violated the Montreal Convention and Florida consumer protection statutes. The class action also alleges that LATAM policy of cancelling consumers’ flights, when they cannot make…
In the NewsNews & Announcements
April 6, 2020

The Daily Business Review Published Ayala’s Law Clerk Article On Service of Foreign Companies.

The Daily Business Review published Berta Gonzalez’s article regarding service of process on a foreign company through its US branch. Gonzalez is a law clerk at the Ayala. The article addresses whether or not one can serve a foreign company through a US subsidiary, or does the costly and time-consuming process set by the International Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extra Judicial…
Business LoansNews & Announcements
April 1, 2020

The CARES Act Paycheck Protection Loans and Other COVID-19-Related Government Programs

In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many government backed loan programs to help small businesses weather the financial storm of this pandemic. You can find all the information regarding these programs at: https://www.sba.gov/ You can apply here: https://covid19relief.sba.gov/#/ For Florida businesses, there are additional programs. The information and application can be found here: http://floridajobs.org/ For convenience, we summarize the most interesting details…
FoundationNews & AnnouncementsNon-Profit
March 26, 2020

Ayala’s Team Represents the New Foundation in Honor of Former Colleague and Friend Dayana Nogareda Esq.

  We are proud to announce that we will be representing the DAYANA NOGAREDA-FIOL FOUNDATION, a foundation created to continue the legacy of former attorney and friend of the firm, Dayana Nogareda, Esq. As stated, by Attorney Maura, “I was a close friend of the family for many years. I have seen Dayana’s character, grit, and passion for those in most legal need, and that…
BusinessNews & Announcements
March 23, 2020

Ayala Sues American Express for Recalling Already-Earned Payment to Its Contractor-Client

Ayala files lawsuit against American Express and a contractor for damages caused by recalling a processed payment for services already delivered to the contractor-defendant. In the lawsuit, Ayala alleges that American Express, without any verification, or due diligence of any kind, took the side of the contractor-defendant and recalled a payment already approved for Ayala’s client. As stated by Attorney Maura, “we are proud to…
immigrationNews & Announcements
March 20, 2020

Important Immigration Repercussions of the Coronavirus Pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis has had some important repercussions in the immigration world. Travel bans, applications for visas halted, hearings suspended, immigrants stranded. Below you can find some of the recent updates from some of the most important government agencies related to immigration. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) One of the major rules implemented by this administration was the Public Charge Rule. The Rule…

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