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January 21, 2022

Three Things You Must Know if Your Car Was Towed Illegally

  Was your vehicle towed or booted? Know your rights! Towing Companies must comply with Florida Statues 715.07 when towing vehicles without the consent of the owner.  Section 715.07 of the Florida Statutes has very specific rules regarding signage and “No Parking Zones” that tow operators and property owners must follow prior to a nonconsensual tow. But even if the signage was correct, there are…
Contract & Business
January 21, 2022

What is a Breach of Contract?– Basic Legal Elements You Must Know

A Breach of Contract means a failure of a party to perform or fulfill its obligations under the contractual agreement. The contract if properly negotiated and executed, is binding on the parties and will be enforceable in court. A breach of contract occurs when one or more parties involved in a contract do not honor the binding agreement in a material way. Material means important—an…
January 21, 2022

The Department of Homeland Security Dismisses EB-5 Regional center Lawsuit Keeping the EB-5 Investment at $500,000

Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Dismisses the EB-5 Regional Centers lawsuit challenging the validity of a prior order lowering the EB-5 Investment amount. Back in June of 2021, U.S. Federal Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley issued a ruling that lowered the necessary investment amount to qualify for an Eb-5 Visa, originating from a cost of $900,000 to a reduced amount of $500,000. The amount had been…
January 21, 2022

The Novak Djokovic Saga and the Different Approach Australia Takes to Immigration Matters

By Eduardo A. Maura On January 16, 2022, after a long hearing, the Full Federal Court of Australia, dismissed Djokovic’s application for judicial review of the cancellation of his visa. The ruling of the three-judge panel was unanimous. For those unfamiliar, Novak Djokovic is the number one tennis player in the world and was seeking to enter Australia to play the Australian Open (AO). The…
Contract & Business
January 21, 2022

Can You Obtain a Business Visa By Purchasing A Property?

One of the most common questions when it comes to obtaining a business visa in the United States is whether an investor can obtain a business visa (E-2, L1-A, or other) by merely purchasing real estate. The answer is simple: no. Buying a property will get not you a business visa per se. Even if you buy a property worth millions of dollars, a passive…
Civil Litigation
December 23, 2021

Supreme Court Allows Texas to Keep Restriction on Abortion After Six Weeks

The Supreme Court on December 10, 2021, permitted Texas to keep its new restrictive abortion law. The law bans most female abortions as early as six weeks. Although the Supreme Court refused to block the Texas law, it allowed a challenge to the law by those who provide abortions within the state. Under the Court’s decision, providers can file a lawsuit against state officials in…
Civil Litigation
December 21, 2021

The Florida Bar Journal Publishes Ayala’s Attorneys Article on Unliquidated Securities Claims in Adversarial Bankruptcy Proceedings

Ayala is proud to announce that the prestigious The Florida Bar Journal has published a legal article from two of its attorneys regarding the dischargeability of unliquidated claims in adversary proceedings in Bankruptcy Court.  The article focuses on the applicability of securities claims under Section 523(a)(19) in Chapter 7 cases, and how the 60-day deadline fo file a claim in Bankruptcy does not apply to…
Civil Litigation
December 7, 2021

Is Roe v. Wade In Danger? — The Latest On the Supreme Court’s Possible Overturn of This Landmark Precedent

The Supreme Court prepares to debate a case that could ultimately end Roe vs. Wade as we know it. The case involves a Mississippi law that bans abortion at 15 weeks. After two hours of oral argument and questions from the justices, the fate of Roe v. Wade does not look good. The Roe vs. Wade landmark decision dates from 1973, and it allows states…
Wrongful Towing
December 1, 2021

A Brief History of the §715.07 Florida Statutes—the Wrongful Towing Statute (Part I)

Section 715.07, Fla. Stat., was enacted by the Florida Legislature in 1976. Back then, a tow truck operator did not have a legal possessory interest over vehicles it towed on behalf of a property owner. This is because, in the State of Florida, a tow truck operator does not acquire a common-law lien over vehicles it tows pursuant to requests for non-consensual tows by property…
Class Actions
November 30, 2021

Ayala’s Attorney to Argue Appeal of Dismissal of Case Against Insurance Giant, Allianz Global Assistance

Ayala’s attorney Eduardo A. Maura is set to attend an oral argument in the case against Allianz Global Assistance (Allianz) in the US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals on the week of March 21, 2021. The case revolves around Allianz’ offer of “trip protection insurance.” Ayala’s client, Mr. Arencibia, alleges, on his behalf and behalf of others similarly situated, that when Allianz makes statements like…
November 23, 2021

Ayala’s Case against Akima Global Services and ICE was recently featured in Law360.com

Ayala’s case against Akima Global Services LLC (Akima) was recently featured in Law360.com on November 15, 2021. The case involves a Peruvian immigrant who was detained at several of the government’s detention facilities in Florida and who was denied proper medical care while in Akima’s and ICE Custody. Among the allegations Mr. Mugaburu, the plaintiff, states that he was subjected to derogatory and demeaning comments…
Civil Litigation
November 17, 2021

Suing the United States Under the Federal Tort Claims Act – Important Information for Attorneys

  Written by Luis Quesada, ESQ Interactions with employees of the federal government happen routinely. Most people have interacted with USPS employees at the main offices. Other encounters include things like being questioned by an FBI agent or being detained by an ICE officer. What happens if you are injured by one of these government employees? Can you sue the federal government for its actions?…

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