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Contract & Business

What is An Alter Ego Theory And How To Be Protected From It

To understand what the Alter Ego theory is (aka piercing the corporate veil), we first need to understand that a company (whether it is a partnership, corporation or limited liability) is a “juridical person.” What this means is that a company is (at least under the law) a different person than its owners. It has its own juridical “persona.” In certain circumstances though, this legal…
Ayala Law P.A.
December 5, 2022
Firm News

Ayala’s Case Against Texas Attorney in 2 Million Dollar Fraud Case Featured in Law360.com

Ayala’s case against, among others, a Texas attorney for participating in a fraudulent deal involving two million dollar personal protective equipment (PPE), was featured in the popular legal news site law360.com. The article discusses the final dismissal of the case against the Texas lawyer after a settlement for $130,000 was reached with him by Ayala’s client. As stated in the article: “Judge Bloom entered a final judgment…
Ayala Law P.A.
December 2, 2022
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