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How can I protect my small business from lawsuits?—Compliance (Part I).

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By Eduardo A. Maura. I’ve represented dozens of small businesses throughout the years. The main concern or question I am asked is still: How do I protect my business from lawsuits? The first thing that comes to mind is compliance. It is extremely important that businesses comply with all laws, regulations, and codes. Oftentimes, during litigation, litigants will use any violations of the law, ordinance,…

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Ayala Defeats Motion for Summary Judgment in Contentious Defective Seeds Case in the Central District of California

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Ayala defeated the Defendant Corona Seeds’ Motion for Summary Judgement (MSJ). An MSJ is a request to the court in which the party moving argues that there are no factual issues in dispute, and the judge, rather than the jury, should decide the case in its favor. In the case, Ayala’s clients, two Peruvian growers, allege that they were sold defective seeds from the defendant…

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The Three Most Common Contractual Disputes and How to Avoid Them

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There is a myriad of issues that can make an otherwise great contractual relationship go wrong. In this article we discuss the three most important ones we’ve found throughout the years: Lack of, or insufficient paper evidence of the contract: Believe it or not, one of the main problems is that we can’t find the actual contract. Whether it is finding signed version, all the…

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Ayala Obtains a $63,350 Judgment in Attorney’s Fees Dispute for Its Client After Prevailing in a Jury Trial

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Ayala obtained a final Judgment for $63,350 dollars in Attorneys’ fees for its client, after having prevailed in a jury trial earlier this year. The underlying lawsuit alleged that Ayala’s client, the buyer of the Property, interfered in the relationship between the Plaintiff/Realtor and the Seller, not present in the case. After prior attempts to get the case dismissed for failure to join the party…

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Most Common Shareholder Disputes in Small Business Partnerships and How to Anticipate Them.

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Shareholder disputes are unfortunately not uncommon. Partners start with plenty of enthusiasm and ideas, but little of these ideas are placed in concrete sentences, in a binding piece of paper. Let’s make this graphic but describing a situation we’ve faced with many clients through out the years. In a normal partnership, let’s say of two that are 50/50 in ownership, there is always one partner…

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Ayala Files Lawsuit Against Financial Advisor and His Company for Negligent Investment and Breach of Fiduciary Duties

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  Ayala filed a lawsuit against GTA advisors and its owner (“Defendants”), alleging that Defendants were negligent in the management and investment of its client’s funds. Ayala’s client main owner, Mr. Ubieto, was 75 years old at the time he started investing with the Defendants. Mr. Ubieto, from Guatemala, had a history of choosing extremely conservative investments, as part or most of the funds where…

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Common Types of Terms that Create Contract Disputes and How to Address Them

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Contracts can be complicated. In your typical business relationship there is, at the inception, a sense of trust, camaraderie, or even friendship, that leads the parties to agree to just the very basic terms of the contract, leaving the specifics for later, or signing them out of a pre-written form. Here are some of the most typical issues we’ve encountered: 1. Unknowingly waiving jury trial….

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The Daily Business Review Interviews Ayala’s Attorney on His Path to Becoming a Commercial Litigator.

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The Daily Business Review interviewed attorney Eduardo A. Maura, and wrote an article about his life story. In the article, Maura described his struggles in leaving a strict conservative religious group where he was a part of for 8 years, and how that led to his pursuit for a better life in the United States as an immigrant. The article also described how Maura went…

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Diario Legal Hispano LexLatin Publica Articulo de Opinion de Abogado del Estudio Ayala Sobre el Sistema Legal Americano

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El diario legal hispano Lexlatin.com tuvo la gentileza de publicar el articulo de el abogado Eduardo A. Maura acerca de la fortaleza del sistema legal Estadounidense en el contexto politico actual. En el articulo, el abogado Maura enfatiza como el sistema judicial americano funciona como una suerte de salva guarda que mantiene chequeado a las otras ramas del gobierno. El articulo se puede encontrar en…

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Ayala Law Firm’s First Edition of The Ayala-Open Tennis Tournament Set to Take Off This Weekend

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  Ayala law firm, in partnership with Taco Tennis Academy is launching the first edition of the Ayala Open. A open tennis tournament. Ayala and Taco Tennis’ owners are long time friends (16 years and counting) both of whom share a passion for tennis. Given their passion, they decided to team up to organize a local tennis tournament that can bring a mix of professional…

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