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’s client by changing the door locks. Thus, from one day to the next, Ayala’s client had to scramble and seek new premises for its machinery rental business, causing substantial damages to Ayala’s business.
After over a year of highly contentious litigation where the defendant took over 10-depositions, and filed innumerous motions, the parties reached an out of court resolution at the mediation conference.
As stated by attorney Eduardo A. Maura: “We are happy with the result, even though it is less than what our client expected. But that is the nature of mediation. Both parties decide to compromise, in an effort to move on and continue with their lives. At the end of the day, that’s what matters the most. Litigation can be brutal.”
For more information about commercial litigation, commercial landlord tenant disputes, or real estate disputes, contact an experienced commercial litigation attorney at Ayala at 305-570-2208.