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Class ActionConsumerNews & Announcements
January 19, 2021

Ayala Files Privacy Violations Class Action Against Owners of Covid-19 Opportunistic and Top App Seller Healthytogether.io

Ayala files privacy violation class action under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) against covid-19 opportunistic Healthytogether.io Twenty Labs LLC, the parent company, took advantage of the covid-19 pandemic to mass text thousands of individual consumers, without their consent. Under the TCPA, a company cannot text or call consumers without their consent using an automated system, unless it is an emergency. In the Class Action…
Bankruptcy LitigationNews & Announcements
January 12, 2021

For Attorneys—Understanding Litigation in Bankruptcy Court: Adversary Proceedings

An adversary proceeding is the bankruptcy court’s version of a civil complaint. It is governed by Federal Rule of Bankruptcy Procedure (FRBP) Rule 7001. It is essentially a separate lawsuit filed within the bankruptcy case. Like most lawsuits, it starts when someone (the creditor, the bankruptcy trustee, or you) files a complaint. A creditor or the bankruptcy trustee might bring an adversary proceeding to challenge…
Internet LawNews & Announcements
January 11, 2021

Small Businesses Websites: Do You Need a Cookie Policy for Your Website? What You Need to Know

You are small business, and as a small business owner, you rely in a multiplicity of websites for services that complement what you offer in your restaurant, dental practice, medical center, or real estate operation. When you go into websites, you notice that the businesses you rely on often ask you to allow or consent to “cookies.” You wonder yourself: do I need that in…
Class Action
January 7, 2021

Ayala’s Attorney Attends Oral Argument in the Florida Third District Court Appeal in Case Challenging Prior Class Certification Order in the 11th Circuit Court of Miami

Ayala’s Attorney Eduardo A. Maura attended Oral Argument in the Florida Third District Court of Appeals. In the lower court case, Ayala had obtained an order granting Class Certification for his client. The case was filed on behalf of a class of plaintiffs, alleging that American Towing of Miami violated Florida Statutes 715.07 when it made consumers sign releases prior to returning vehicles that had…
Immigration LawNews & Announcements
December 28, 2020

Five Things to Watch in Immigration Law Under the Upcoming Biden Administration

  A new presidency brings changes all over. We expect immigration to be no exception. In fact, given the contrast between Mr. Biden’s and Mr. Trump’s views on immigration, we expect, regardless of the passage of any immigration bill in congress, several important changes: In Asylum: We expect an increase in the asylum permissible applications or “quotas.” Down to record lows of around 15,000, the…
Civil ActionsUncategorized
November 26, 2020

The Miami Herald Reported on Ayala’s Lawsuit Against DHS, ICE and Akima Global Services, in Which Ayala’s Client Alleges Violations of Disability Laws

The case was filed in the U.S. Southern District of Florida on October 29, 2020. As stated by article “the 6-foot, 2 inch, 250-pound immigration detainee told the judge he was consistently “dragged” off his wheelchair and carried onto a non-wheelchair accessible vehicle by three Immigration and Customs Enforcement guards. His arms and sides bore the bruises of being “yanked and grappled” so many times.”…
Towing
November 25, 2020

Understanding towing laws in Florida: Five things you should know and do if your car gets towed

Not many people know that Florida law provides strong protections to consumers who are wrongfully towed. This is because getting towed can be an awful experience. Imagine you are on your way to pick up your child and stop at a grocery store which has no no-parking signs. When you come back your car is gone! You have nobody to pick up your child and…
Civil ProcedureHague ConventionLitigationNews & Announcements
November 17, 2020

Understanding Service of Process Under the Hague Convention: Three Things You Need to Know

Service of process is the way a defendant is notified of a legal claim against him and enables the court to exercise jurisdiction over him. The procedures for executing service differ depending on where the defendant is located. In particular, if the defendant is located in a foreign country, service must be made by letters rogatory or in accordance with an international treaty. The 1965…
Civil ActionsIn the NewsNews & Announcements
November 4, 2020

Law360.com features Ayala’s Lawsuit Against DHS, ICE and Akima Global Services Alleging Violations of the ADA

Law 360.com featured Ayala’s Lawsuit Against DHS, ICE and Akima Global Services in which Ayala’s client alleges violations of the ADA and other causes of action. The case was filed in the U.S. Southern District of Florida on October 29, 2020. As stated by law360, “ Peruvian man who has epilepsy [] sued the . . . . . . alleging their employees violated federal…
ADABlogCivil ActionsCivil RightsNews & Announcements
November 2, 2020

Ayala Files Lawsuit Against ICE, DHS, and Akima Global Services, Alleging Violations of the American With Disabilities Act at Krome Detention Center in Miami

On October 29, 2020, Ayala Law filed a Complaint in federal court on behalf of its client, Mr. Alejandro Mugaburu. The Complaint is filed against Akima Global Services, LLC, the Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Mr. Mugaburu’s story has been previously published and documented by news agencies, such as the Miami Herald. The lawsuit is based on the discriminatory…
Illegal TowingNews & AnnouncementsTowing
September 23, 2020

Department of Justice Gets Involved in Towing Litigation and Obtains a $20,000 Consent Judgment for Service Member

The Department of Justice sued towing Target Towing and Recovery (Target) in the US Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division, for the tow and illegal sale of a service member’s vehicle. The complaint alleges that Target violated the Service Members Civil Relief Act (SCRA) when Target sold the service member’s vehicle without providing her with adequate notice. A google search, the complaint…
Class ActionEmployeeLabor LawNews & AnnouncementsWages
September 10, 2020

What is The 80/20 Rule for Tipped Employees and Important Upcoming Changes to The Rule

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a federal law that regulates employees’ wages, requires generally that employers pay employees at least the Federal minimum wage per hour. Section 3(m) of the FLSA allows an employer that meets certain requirements to count a limited amount of the tips its “tipped employees” receive as a credit toward the employer’s Federal minimum wage obligation. This is why restaurants…

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