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Is it Worth Paying a Lawyer to Write a Demand Letter? Read to Find Out

A demand letter is just that, a letter demanding something; usually a payment. Attorneys in south florida will charge anywhere between $500 to $2,000 to write a demand letter. But, is the investment worthy? The answer is, it depends. There are different types of scenarios where the need for a demand letter comes up. Sometimes, the nature of your case requires it. For example, if the…
Ayala Law P.A.
August 8, 2022
Attorney's Fees

Ayala Defeats, Again, Motion for Attorneys Fees Against Ayala’s Attorneys in 4-year Old Contentious Case

In what’s a more recurrent pattern in South Florida, defendant’s attorneys continue to use the sanction process as a tactic, to intimidate consumer plaintiffs, and sometimes, even their attorneys. Under Florida Statutes 57.105, an attorney himself—not only the client—can be liable for attorneys fees in a case if the Court considers that the action was not supported by material facts, or then-existing law. It is…
Ayala Law P.A.
August 3, 2022
Lawsuit

Ayala Files Breach of Contract Lawsuit Against Thermo Fisher Scientific in the US Central District of California

Ayala filed a lawsuit on behalf of its client against Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., a large manufacturer of scientific devices including the Ion Torrent Genexus Integrated Sequencer(“Genexus Instrument”) sold to Ayala's client--the Plaintiff. As stated in the Complaint, Thermo Fisher describes the Genexus Instrument as “the first turnkey next-generation sequencing (NGS) solution that automates the specimen-to-report workflow and can deliver results in a single day.” Complaint,…
Ayala Law P.A.
August 2, 2022
Illegal Towing

Ayala Defeats Property Owner’s Motion for Attorneys Fees Against its Client in Illegal Towing Case

In what’s a more recurrent pattern, property owners and tow companies are trying to have their attorneys fees paid by consumers in towing cases—even when they haven’t even won the case—as a plain effort to intimidate consumers and dissuade them from lawsuits using consumer protection statutes. In the present case, Ayala’s client alleged that, despite having a valid reservation agreement (and email confirmations permitting her…
Ayala Law P.A.
August 1, 2022
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Can a Court Sanction a Party Even Though it Lacks Jurisdiction on the Underlying Case?

Normally, in all cases, the court where the case is being adjudicated needs to have jurisdiction over the dispute. Jurisdiction is a fancy term for the Court’s power to decide the case it has in front of it. That power usually comes via some statute or the state’s constitution. For example, in Florida, state circuit courts only have power over disputes involving more than $30,000.…
Ayala Law P.A.
July 27, 2022
E-Visa

¿Qué países de Sudamérica Califican Para la Visa E-2 de Inversionista?

Traer un negocio—y sus dueños o empleados—puede ser una transacción bastante complicada. Afortunadamente, ciertos países cuentan con un tratado de comercio con los Estados Unidos y califican para la llamada visa E-2. Si bien nada es simple cuando se habla de inmigración de negocios, la visa E-2 tiene ciertas ventajas que la hacen más fácil que otras visas como la EB-5 o L1-A. A diferencia…
Ayala Law P.A.
July 26, 2022
Agricultural Litigation

What is a PACA Claim and How Long Do You Have to File a Complaint?

The Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act (PACA) was enacted to promote fair trade in the fruit and vegetable industry. PACA protects businesses dealing in fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables by establishing and enforcing a code of fair business practices and helping companies resolve business disputes. The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is responsible for administering PACA laws and regulations. AMS also offers a forum and procedures…
Ayala Law P.A.
July 20, 2022
Real Estate

Two Basic Things You Must Know Before You Purchase an Investment Property in a Foreclosure Sale

It sounds like a great idea: Let’s buy a property in foreclosure and then remodel it and resell it? Or perhaps, rent it out to obtain “passive” income? --not so fast. Here are two things you must check before purchasing a property in a foreclosure sale. First: Who foreclosed? This is huge. It matters who is foreclosing. If the bank holding the first mortgage is…
Ayala Law P.A.
July 19, 2022
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Are In-House Counsel Communications Covered by the Attorney-Client Privilege?

The Attorney-Client privilege is the name given to an old doctrine in the US legal system—which has counterparts world wide—in which communications between attorneys and clients in the context of providing legal representation are confidential and protected from disclosure. What happens though, when the attorney is also an employee of the corporation; what’s usually named as “in-house counsel.” Are communications between employees of the corporation…
Ayala Law P.A.
July 18, 2022