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May 22, 2023

Was Your Business Sued & Defaulted? Learn How to Set Aside that Default

In Florida, and in the US at large, a lawsuit starts with the filing of a complaint. The court then issues a document called the…
Real Estate
May 18, 2023

Is it a Deed or a Mortgage? Understanding Simultaneous Exchanges of Deed & Money

Imagine lending money to a person, and as security, that person gives you their house's deed. Are you now temporarily the property's owner until paid…
May 15, 2023

When is a Business Entitled to Collect Sales Taxes on Gratuities?

In Florida, businesses are generally not required to collect sales tax on gratuities or tips given to service employees. Gratuities are considered voluntary payments made…
May 9, 2023

What is the Cause of Action for Abuse of Process?

In Florida, a cause of action for abuse of process arises when a legal process, such as a civil lawsuit or criminal proceeding, is used…
Real Estate
May 8, 2023

What is Cause of Action for Slander of Title?

A slander of title is a legal claim that occurs when someone makes a false statement about real estate ownership. As a result, that false…
Real Estate
May 2, 2023

The Partition Action: Resolving Disputes Between Property Co-Owners

In Florida, a partition action is a legal proceeding that allows a property's co-owners to divide the property among themselves, or sell it and divide…
Substitute ServiceLawsuit
April 26, 2023

What’s Substitute Service & When Can it Be Used to Notify Your Business of a Lawsuit?

In the United States, a lawsuit doesn't begin until the defendant has been “served with process.” Usually called “service of process,” “service,” “process,” or “personal…
April 24, 2023

In the Age of Zoom, Can You Be Forced to Attend a Distant In-Person Deposition?

The Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.310 states that “ deposition may be taken by communication technology, as that term is defined in the Florida…
Commercial DisputesCommercial Litigation
April 21, 2023

Ayala Files a Breach of Warranty Lawsuit Against World Renowned Lab Instrument Manufacturer Tecan

Ayala filed a lawsuit on behalf of its client against Tecan US, Inc. Tecan is a distinguished manufacturer of scientific devices including the DreamPrep. This…
April 19, 2023

Is a Website a Place of Public Accommodation that Falls Under the Americans with Disabilities Act?

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal law that prohibits discrimination against those with disabilities. This act prohibits discrimination in various areas, including…
Real Estate
April 11, 2023

Does My Mobile Home Qualify for Homestead Exemption Under Florida Law?

The Florida Homestead Exemption is a tax benefit provided to eligible homeowners. It reduces the assessed value of their primary residence for tax property. This…
Civil Actions
April 7, 2023

Ayala’s Case Involving $37 Million SEC Civil Action Suit Featured on Law360

  This week, our case was featured in Law360. The case involves a $37 million SEC civil action suit in which our attorney, Eduardo A.…
Real Estate
April 5, 2023

Can a Condo Association be a Contractor for a Subcontractor’s Employees?

In Florida, a “statutory employer” is a legal term used in workers’ compensation law. It refers to a situation where an employer (the contractor) hires…
Real Estate
April 3, 2023

Understanding the Merger Doctrine in Real Estate Transactions

The merger doctrine is a doctrine in real estate law. In essence, it states that the real estate property's transfer contract merges into the transaction's…
Consumer ProtectionTowing
March 31, 2023

Ayala Proud to Provide Towing Law Expertise to Transportation Titan Knight-Swift

The Ayala Law PA team is proud to announce that we've been chosen to represent transportation giant Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. (Knight-Swift). Knight-Swift is a…
Civil Litigation
March 30, 2023

Ayala Wins $100,000 Settlement Against High-End Miami Beach Condominium

Our team is proud to announce that we have obtained another $100,000 settlement! In this case, our client alleged that the condominium association's negligence caused…