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What is Reverse Piercing the Corporate Veil & When Does it Occur?

To understand “reverse piercing the corporate veil,” we need to understand “piercing the corporate veil.” "Piercing the corporate veil" is a legal term. It is used to describe a situation where a court disregards the separation between a corporation, and its owners or shareholders. This allows the court to use the owners' personal assets to satisfy the corporation's debts, or legal obligations. "Reverse piercing the…
Ayala Law P.A.
March 24, 2023
Consumer ProtectionLitigationUncategorized

Ayala Files Lawsuit Against Tire Manufacturer Michelin, Alleging Tire Defects Caused Car Crash

On March 22nd, 2023, Ayala filed a lawsuit against Michelin, the well-known tire manufacturer. In the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that while driving on Florida’s Turnpike highway, the front-right tire suddenly blew out. As a result, the vehicle started to spin out of control. This caused the vehicle to collide head on into a concrete barricade, but it didn’t stop there. The vehicle spun once…
Ayala Law P.A.
March 23, 2023
Civil LitigationContract & Business

Is a Creditor Trying to Freeze Your Company Account Due to a Judgement Against One of Your Partners? Here’s What You Need to Know!

Imagine you're a hard-working business owner. Suddenly, an unknown creditor tries to freeze your accounts and garnish money from your Limited Liability Company (LLC), due to a judgment that's got nothing to do with your company, but with one of your partners. The consequences of this can be brutal, because the account frozen may be your payroll account, or your main operating account. As a…
Ayala Law P.A.
March 17, 2023
BusinessLimited Liability Company

MGRM v. MGR; The Importance of Properly Listing Your Title in the Division of Corporations’ Website

Florida division of corporations has a series of acronyms to identify the role in the entity of the persons listed in its website. When it comes to Limited Liability Companies (LLC), two of the more common acronyms are MGR and MGRM. MGR stands for Manager and MGRM stands for Manager-Member. The distinction is very important. An LLC can be member-managed or manager-managed. A member-managed LLC…
Ayala Law P.A.
March 16, 2023
Civil LitigationTrial

Ayala Obtains $75,000 Settlement in Premises Liability Case Against High-End Miami Beach Condominium

Ayala is proud to announce that it has obtained a $75,000 settlement in a case where Ayala’s client alleged that the negligence of the condominium association caused its client serious injuries.  The complaint in the case alleged that the defendant left a door access to the condo garage in disrepair for months, if not years. The failure to repair it, despite having knowledge of the…
Ayala Law P.A.
March 3, 2023
Intellectual PropertyLaw & Technology

Who is the author of ChatGPT essays?

  ChatGPT is an artificial intelligence chatbot software created by a company specialized in artificial intelligence called OpenAI. ChatGPT is designed as a chat (i.e., a conversation box) in which the application answers any question you can imagine and creates an essay or article type response. The question becomes, who owns or who has the intellectual property rights to the essays ChatGPT creates? According to…
Ayala Law P.A.
February 27, 2023
AppealsBreach of Contract

Ayala’s Trial Win in Breach of Contract Case Upheld by the Fourth District Court of Appeal

Ayala is proud to announce that it has defeated an appeal of a trial victory it obtained last year for its client, an attorney, in a breach of contract case.  In the case, the Plaintiff alleged that the attorney did not provide the services required under the representation contract. After a bench trial where Ayala’s client was able to show that it performed far more…
Ayala Law P.A.
February 23, 2023
Real EstateTransactions

Errors in Your Deed? Understand the Curative Procedure of § 689.041

  It is human nature. Typographical mistakes occur. What happens when these errors occur in serious legal documents like a deed? Florida Statute § 689.041 establishes a procedure for mere typographical or inadvertent mistakes (also known as “scrivener’s error”) in the description or identification of real property in deeds. The statute contemplates three types of scrivener’s errors: (1) An error or omission in no more than…
Ayala Law P.A.
February 21, 2023
Breach of ContractBusinessCivil LitigationCommercial DisputesContract & Business

Ayala Obtains $187,000 Settlement in Commercial Dispute Over Defective Sequencing Equipment

Ayala is proud to announce that it has obtained a $187,000 settlement in a case where Ayala’s client alleged that the defendant provided defective equipment under a lease.  The case involved the lease of two “sequencing” machines. DNA sequencing is the process of determining the nucleotide order of a given DNA. The machines are issue were supposed to perform accurate sequencing. Ayala’s client, a lab…
Ayala Law P.A.
February 15, 2023
Real Estate

What is a Homeowner Benefit Agreement and Why You Should be Careful of it When Purchasing a Home?

A Homeowner Benefit Agreement (HBA) is an agreement where a real estate agent contracts with a property owner for a right to sell her property in the future. The real estate agent offers the property owner a sum of money for that right. The real estate agent then would be entitled to a commission on the sale of the property. The key difference between the…
Ayala Law P.A.
February 14, 2023