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Class Actions

Ayala is Investigating Claims That U Haul Allowed Hackers to Steal Customers Private Information

Ayala’s is investigating claims that U Haul allowed cybercriminals to steal rental contracts that contained the names, driver’s license, and identification of 2.2 million customers. According to reports, the company delayed in notifying those exposed to the breach creating higher risk for identity theft and fraud. The alleged breach occurred between November 5, 2021 and April 5, 2022. If you were a U Haul customer…
Ayala Law P.A.
November 22, 2022
Towing

Ayala Obtains $13,500 Settlement in Towing Case Involving an 18-Wheeler Truck

Ayala is proud to announce that it has obtained a $13,500 settlement in a case where Ayala’s client alleged that the defendant, the towing company, improperly towed its 18-wheeler truck, thereby damaging the truck’s transmission. The case was intensely litigated for over one year and a half. The defendant argued in several papers that, because the tow was ordered by law enforcement, it was immune…
Ayala Law P.A.
October 24, 2022
Lawsuit

When Does a Lawsuit Against You Really Start? — Understanding Service of Process

In the United States, and most jurisdictions, a lawsuit against a particular defendant does not begin until that defendant has been “served with process.” Usually called “service of process,” “service”, “Process,” or “personal service,” is the official procedure used to notify a defendant of the lawsuit. “The general rule in Florida is that a defendant must be personally served.” Societe Hellin, S.A. v. Valley Commer. Cap.,…
Ayala Law P.A.
October 14, 2022
lawyer

Ayala Obtains Final Judgment Enforcing $130,000 Settlement Against Texas Attorney in PPE Scam Case

Ayala is proud to announce that it has obtained a final judgment enforcing a $130,000 settlement it obtained earlier this year with a Texas attorney involved in a 2-million-dollar Personal Protective Equipment scam. The judgment also awarded Ayala’s client $1,750.00 in attorney’s fees. The case stemmed from a scheme whereby the defendants including conspired to induce Plaintiffs to invest two million dollars in a PPE…
Ayala Law P.A.
October 12, 2022
Immigration Law

Ayala’s Case Against Akima Global Services, an ICE Prison Contractor, Survives Dismissal and Moves Forward

Ayala’s is proud to announce that its case against Akima Global Service (Akima), a prison contractor for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), survived Akima’s motion to dismiss. The Complaint was filed in federal court in October 2020 by Mr. Alejandro Mugaburu, a peruvian immigrant. The lawsuit is based on the discriminatory and abusive treatment that Mr. Mugaburu received while in DHS and ICE custody…
Ayala Law P.A.
September 29, 2022
Towing

Ayala Successfully Settles Another Illegal Towing Case in Miami This Time for $6,500

Ayala is proud to announce that it has obtained a $6,500 settlement in an unlawful towing case. In the case, Ayala’s client claimed that the towing company, in conjunction with the lien company, overcharged it in the towing bill by more than one thousand dollars, in violation of Miami Dade County Ordinance 30-476. Ayala had already obtained a default judgment for $9,000 from one of…
Ayala Law P.A.
September 12, 2022
Immigration

The Biden Administration Ends Trump Era Public Charge Rule—What You Need to Know

In good news for green card hopefuls, the Biden administration has ended the Trump era revised “public charge” rule. Under the public charge rule immigrants who rely on government cash benefits could be denied immigration benefits. The Trump administration updated the rule to include non-cash benefits such as housing assistance or health benefits, for example. Those who received such benefits for more than 12-months within…
Ayala Law P.A.
September 9, 2022
Real EstateUncategorized

Two Key Requirements to Foreclose on a Mortgage in Florida — Part II.

There are several legal hurdles a mortgage lender has to meet in order to be able to foreclose on your home mortgage. In the first part of this blog on August 22, 2022  we discussed possession of the original note. Today we discuss the timeliness requirement. The holder of an original note—entitled to foreclose—must foreclose “within a reasonable time” or it may have “waived” its…
Ayala Law P.A.
August 31, 2022
Eviction

Ayala Obtains $80,000 Settlement in Highly Contentious Commercial Eviction Case

Ayala is proud to announce that it has reached an $80,000 settlement in a highly contentious 1.5 year old commercial eviction case. The case stems from a lease assigned to Ayala’s client from a prior tenant that the Landlord—the complaint alleged—failed to honor. Despite having approved the new tenant, and taken three months worths of rent payments, the Landlord took it upon itself to eject…
Ayala Law P.A.
August 30, 2022