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January 22, 2020

How can I protect my small business from lawsuits?—Compliance (Part I).

By Eduardo A. Maura. I’ve represented dozens of small businesses throughout the years. The main concern or question I am asked is still: How do I protect my business from lawsuits? The first thing that comes to mind is compliance. It is extremely important that businesses comply with all laws, regulations, and codes. Oftentimes, during litigation, litigants will use any violations of the law, ordinance,…
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December 21, 2019

Ayala Defeats Motion for Summary Judgment in Contentious Defective Seeds Case in the Central District of California

Ayala defeated the Defendant Corona Seeds’ Motion for Summary Judgement (MSJ). An MSJ is a request to the court in which the party moving argues that there are no factual issues in dispute, and the judge, rather than the jury, should decide the case in its favor. In the case, Ayala’s clients, two Peruvian growers, allege that they were sold defective seeds from the defendant…
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December 4, 2019

The Three Most Common Contractual Disputes and How to Avoid Them

There is a myriad of issues that can make an otherwise great contractual relationship go wrong. In this article we discuss the three most important ones we’ve found throughout the years: Lack of, or insufficient paper evidence of the contract: Believe it or not, one of the main problems is that we can’t find the actual contract. Whether it is finding signed version, all the…
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November 21, 2019

Ayala Obtains a $63,350 Judgment in Attorney’s Fees Dispute for Its Client After Prevailing in a Jury Trial

Ayala obtained a final Judgment for $63,350 dollars in Attorneys’ fees for its client, after having prevailed in a jury trial earlier this year. The underlying lawsuit alleged that Ayala’s client, the buyer of the Property, interfered in the relationship between the Plaintiff/Realtor and the Seller, not present in the case. After prior attempts to get the case dismissed for failure to join the party…
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October 18, 2019

Ayala Files Class Action Against American Airlines and Allianz Alleging They Misrepresent The Contents of the Travel Insurance They Sell

Ayala filed a lawsuit against American Airlines (“AA”) and Allianz Insurance for their role in the sale of what they label as “travel insurance” or “travel protection” product. As stated in the Class Action Complaint (“Complaint”): “ reasonable consumer would get the net impression that Allianz’s insurance provides broad, no-fault insurance protection and coverage, and that should one choose to purchase this insurance, one would…
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October 17, 2019

Ayala Files Lawsuit Against The Seller of Vacation and Travel Packages Alleging it Lied to Consumers About Its Products

Ayala filed a lawsuit against Exclusive Residences, a company that sells vacation and travel packages and that primarily targets innocent foreigner consumers. As stated in the Complaint: “At the heart of Miami’s exclusive Design District, in carefully designed offices that provide an appearance of luxury and glamour, run by well-dressed, articulate, and charming sales agents, there is a massive (and successful) fraudulent scheme targeting humble,…
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October 14, 2019

Can Unlawful, Predatory Towing be Stopped? Concrete Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Vehicle

Most consumers, specially in south Florida, dread the moment they come back to their cars, and find that their vehicle has been towed. The experience can be awful. If you were going to pick up your child, you have to call someone to do it for you. If you were going to a meeting, reschedule. If you were going to work, call late. If you…
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October 7, 2019

Ayala Obtains Confidential Settlement for Its Client In Contentious Dispute Against Major Health Care Organization

After nearly three years of contentious litigation, Ayala obtains a confidential settlement for its client, a local Miami medical center. As reflected in public filings, both parties aggressively litigated the case almost to the eve of trial. “It was a very difficult case. We faced very talented counsel from one of the top firms in the world. In the end, we managed to develop a…
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Why Ayala

Honesty, Work Ethic, and Value.

Because we value honesty and integrity. We don’t take shortcuts. At Ayala, you can be sure that you will always have the most honest legal opinion about your case, even if that means not having you as a client. We will review your record and give you an opinion based on rigorous analysis of the facts and many years of experience helping people and small businesses. Also, we will not sacrifice our integrity even in the face of opposing parties’ questionable ethics. We will take the longer, harder, ethical approach.

Because we take pride in our work ethic and we put it at your service. At Ayala, we strive to create a culture and work environment that minimizes any error based on lack of effort, lack of attention to detail, or lack of work—period. We strongly believe that for what you pay for your case, a strong work ethic and competence are the minimum you should get. At the same time, the combination of hard work and competence is what has historically made us obtain successful results for our clients.

Because we believe we add real value to our cases by either winning them or putting you in the best position to win. While other firms take pride on taking your calls, we take pride in adding real value to your case through hard work and strategic, intelligent approach focused on the end result—not billing. We believe that for the dollars you pay us, we add value to your particular problem. To us, the best customer service is: results.

Finally, we are a law firm of immigrants, and while that alone does not make us better than anyone, our immigration history is in our DNA. The struggles and sacrifices of coming to this country as immigrants, without resources or basic knowledge of the language, have forged our soul and legal character. We put, whatever that has given us in terms of resilience, to work for your case. We strongly support immigrant entrepreneurship and small businesses. We want to be a reliable, accessible and affordable source of legal support for entrepreneurs and immigrants.

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