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Towing
January 26, 2023

Ayala Obtains $19,000 Settlement in Unlawful Towing Case

Ayala is proud to announce that it has obtained a $19,000 settlement in a case where Ayala’s client alleged that the defendant, the towing company, improperly towed and damaged his vehicle. In the case, Ayala’s client alleged that he properly parked its vehicle as a customer of the co-defendant—the property owner. Notwithstanding the lack of signage warning of potential tows (in violation of Florida Statutes…
Business
January 25, 2023

What is Joint And Several Liability and When Does it Apply?

Joint and several liability is a legal concept that applies when multiple parties are responsible for causing harm or damage. It means that each party is individually liable for the full amount of the harm or damage, regardless of their individual level of responsibility. For example, if three people are involved in a car accident and one person is found to be 80% responsible, while…
Immigration
January 18, 2023

What is a Permanent Labor Certification? Read to Find Out.

A Permanent Labor Certification (PERM) is a document issued by the United States Department of Labor (DOL) that certifies that there are no qualified and available U.S. workers for a specific job opening in a specific area of intended employment. This certification is required for an employer to sponsor a foreign worker for permanent residence (green card) in the United States. The PERM process begins…
Commercial Disputes
January 17, 2023

Entendiendo las Disputas y Litigios Comerciales: ¿Qué son y Cómo se Resuelven?

Las disputas y litigios comerciales son desacuerdos o conflictos que surgen entre dos o más empresas o organizaciones. A menudo surgen cuando una de las partes cree que ha sido perjudicada o ha sufrido una pérdida financiera como resultado de las acciones de otra parte. Los litigios comerciales pueden abarcar una amplia gama de problemas, como disputas de contratos, disputas laborales, disputas sobre propiedad intelectual…
Consumer
January 13, 2023

Judge Terminates FTX Naming Rights Deal for MIAMI HEAT ARENA

After months of negotiations, it was announced that the naming rights deal between FTX and the Miami Heat for their arena has been terminated by a judge. The deal, which would have seen the arena renamed to the "FTX Arena," was met with controversy and opposition from Miami residents and community leaders. The judge's ruling cited concerns about the potential negative impact on the community,…
Business
January 10, 2023

Navigating Legal Issues in Business: The Role of a Business Attorney

Business attorneys, also known as corporate attorneys or commercial attorneys, are lawyers who specialize in advising and representing businesses and organizations. They handle a wide range of legal matters that businesses may encounter, including contracts, employment issues, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property, and more. Business attorneys play a crucial role in helping businesses navigate the complex legal landscape and make informed decisions. They advise businesses…
Commercial Disputes
January 10, 2023

Resolving Commercial Disputes as a Business Lawyer

As a business lawyer, one of the most common types of disputes that I encounter are commercial disputes. These are disagreements that arise between businesses, either between two companies or between a company and its customers. One example of a commercial dispute is a contract dispute. This occurs when one party to a contract believes that the other party has not fulfilled their obligations under…
Employee
January 9, 2023

Federal Trade Commission Announces Proposed Nationwide Ban on Non Compete Agreements

On December 27, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a proposed nationwide ban on non compete agreements for all employers. If this proposed rule becomes law, it would significantly change the way that employers are able to protect their interests when it comes to competition from former employees. A noncompete agreement is a contract that an employee signs that limits their ability to work…
DHS
January 6, 2023

Nuevos procesos migratorios para Cubanos, Haitianos y Nicaraguenses

El Departamento de Seguridad Nacional (DHS) de los Estados Unidos ha anunciado una nueva ley de inmigración que establece nuevos procesos para cubanos, haitianos y nicaragüenses. Esta ley sigue el modelo de los exitosos procesos para venezolanos y ucranianos, que combinan vías seguras, ordenadas y legales para entrar en los Estados Unidos e incluyen la autorización para trabajar. Con esta ley, el DHS espera mejorar…
Fraud
January 4, 2023

Ayala Obtains $2,100,000 Final Judgment Against Several Defendants in Personal Protective Equipment Scam Case

Ayala is proud to announce that it has obtained a final judgment for $2,100,000 against several defendants in a case involving a 2-million-dollar Personal Protective Equipment scam. Part of the judgment also awards Ayala’s client $150,000.00 in attorney’s fees. The case stemmed from a scheme whereby the defendants conspired to induce Plaintiffs to invest two million dollars in a PPE scam. The case was filed in…
Fraud
December 20, 2022

What is in Disgraced FTX Founder Sam Bankman-Fried’s Indictment? Read to Find Out

As you already know FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF), a 30-year-old Californian, was arrested a few days ago in the Bahamas, where he resided. But what was he arrested for, and what are the charges? We break it down here in this blog. The first count of the formerly sealed indictment alleges that “from at least in or about 2019, up to and including in…
Firm News
December 2, 2022

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…
Class Actions
November 22, 2022

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…
Towing
October 24, 2022

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…
Lawsuit
October 14, 2022

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.,…
lawyer
October 12, 2022

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…