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Civil LitigationCivil ProcedureHague ConventionLitigation

Understanding Service of Process Under the Hague Convention: Three Things You Need to Know

Service of process is the way a defendant is notified of a legal claim against him and enables the court to exercise jurisdiction over him. The procedures for executing service differ depending on where the defendant is located. In particular, if the defendant is located in a foreign country, service must be made by letters rogatory or in accordance with an international treaty. The 1965…
Ayala Law P.A.
November 17, 2020
ADABlogCivil ActionsCivil LitigationCivil Rights

Ayala Files Lawsuit Against ICE, DHS, and Akima Global Services, Alleging Violations of the American With Disabilities Act at Krome Detention Center in Miami

On October 29, 2020, Ayala Law filed a Complaint in federal court on behalf of its client, Mr. Alejandro Mugaburu. The Complaint is filed against Akima Global Services, LLC, the Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Mr. Mugaburu’s story has been previously published and documented by news agencies, such as the Miami Herald. The lawsuit is based on the discriminatory…
Ayala Law P.A.
November 2, 2020
BlogCivil ActionsCivil LitigationCivil Rights

Ayala Files First Civil Rights Case in Federal Court in Effort to Curb Police Brutality Through Litigation.

  Ayala filed the first civil rights case in the wake of Mr. George Floyd’s killing and the subsequent societal call to take action against police brutality. In the lawsuit, Ayala’s client alleges that during a domestic violence call, members of the Hallandale Police force came to the Plaintiff’s home, entered without a warrant or reasonable suspicion, and beat them inside his own place, dragged…
Ayala Law P.A.
June 29, 2020
Civil LitigationClass ActionsIllegal TowingLitigationWrongful Towing

Florida Judge Certifies a Class of Hundreds of Owners Whose Vehicles Were Towed by American Towing of Miami

On March 6, 2020, a Florida judge certified a class of nearly 300 hundred vehicle owners whose vehicles were towed by American Towing of Miami (American), a south Florida towing company. The case was field originally in July 2018 in county court and then transferred to circuit court in March 2019. After overcoming innumerable hurdles and the defense dilatory tactics, Ayala was able to prevail…
Ayala Law P.A.
March 7, 2020
Breach of ContractBusinessCivil ActionsCivil LitigationContractInvestmentslawyerLitigation

How Can I Protect My Small Business From Lawsuits?—Compliance (Part I).

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,…
Ayala Law P.A.
January 22, 2020
Agricultural LitigationBreach of ContractBusinessCivil ActionsCivil LitigationLawsuitlawyerLitigationSeed Litigation

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

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…
Ayala Law P.A.
December 21, 2019
Breach of ContractBusinessCivil ActionsCivil LitigationConsumerConsumer ProtectionContractLawsuitlawyerLitigation

The Three Most Common Contractual Disputes and How to Avoid Them

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…
Ayala Law P.A.
December 4, 2019
BusinessCivil ActionsCivil LitigationIn the NewsJuryLawsuitlawyerLitigationReal Estate

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

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…
Ayala Law P.A.
November 21, 2019
Civil ActionsCivil LitigationClass ActionsConsumerConsumer ProtectionFraudIn the NewsLawsuitLitigation

Ayala Files Class Action Against American Airlines and Allianz Alleging They Misrepresent The Contents of the Travel Insurance They Sell

Ayala filed a lawsuit against American Airlines (“AA”) and Allianz Insurance for their role in the sale of what they label as “travel insurance” or “travel protection” product. As stated in the Class Action Complaint (“Complaint”): “ reasonable consumer would get the net impression that Allianz’s insurance provides broad, no-fault insurance protection and coverage, and that should one choose to purchase this insurance, one would…
Ayala Law P.A.
October 18, 2019
Civil LitigationIllegal TowinglawyerLitigationTowingWrongful Towing

Can Unlawful, Predatory Towing be Stopped? Concrete Steps You Can Take to Protect Your Vehicle

Most consumers, specially in south Florida, dread the moment they come back to their cars, and find that their vehicle has been towed. The experience can be awful. If you were going to pick up your child, you have to call someone to do it for you. If you were going to a meeting, reschedule. If you were going to work, call late. If you…
Ayala Law P.A.
October 14, 2019