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Daily Business Review Features Ayala’s Client Jury Verdict Win In Land Dispute

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The Daily Business Review discussed the Jury Verdict Ayala obtained in favor of its Venezuelan client. Ayala represented the plaintiff, a Venezuelan immigrant investor, who under the promise of a phony development deal paid for the purchase price of a land contiguous to land already own by the defendant. In reliance of the promise to build warehouses in the newly acquired land (and a portion…

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Jury Awards Ayala’s Client Over 600k Verdict in Contentious Land Dispute.

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After nearly 3 years of contentious litigation the jury returned an award in favor of Ayala’s client. Ayala represented the plaintiff, a Venezuelan immigrant investor, who under the promise of a phony development deal paid for the purchase price of a land contiguous to land already own by the defendant. In reliance of the promise to build warehouses in the newly acquired land (and a…

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A Little Compliance? A lot of Compliance? – How to Tell Opposing Counsel You’ll Be Seeking Fees (for lawyers).

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By Eduardo A. Maura Download > In Florida (and in the U.S.) the default is you pay your own attorney’s fees.[1] Unless there is a statute or a contract that provides for attorney’s fees, the default applies.[2] The Florida Constitution at the same time, delegated to the Supreme Court of Florida authority to implement rules of court.[3] Some of these rules also allow for fee…

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Ayala Files Class Action Against Miami Mall of The Americas’ Owners on Behalf of its Client and Other Similarly Situated Businesses

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Ayala filed a Class Action on behalf of its client, and as representative of an entire class of plaintiffs, at the popular Miami Mall of the Americas. The lawsuits names the Mall owners, Sterling Corporation, a conglomerate with dozens of assets nation-wide, and other related defendant, SC-Mota Associates Limited Partnership. The class action alleges that Sterling, once it signed a deal with Costco, it completely…

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Ayala’s Lawyer Article on Attorney’s Fees Published on The Daily Business Review

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  The Daily Business Review, a leading page for legal news in South Florida, published Ayala’s attorney Eduardo A. Maura article about the rules regulating service of proposals for settlement and motion’s for sanctions to seek fees from the other party. The article is titled “Substantial Compliance? Strict Compliance? —How to Tell Opposing Counsel You’ll be Seeking Fees”, is a short version of an article…

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Ayala Lawsuit on Behalf of Two Peruvian Companies in the Central District of California Defeats Motion to Dismiss and Advances

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On August 28, 2018, the U.S. Central District of California substantially denied the Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss all claims brought on behalf of Ayala’s two Peruvian clients. The lawsuit alleges the “Defendant . . . knowingly or with reckless disregard for the truth shipped Plaintiffs certain seeds, in such deteriorated condition that they caused substantial damages to Plaintiffs’ lands, crops, and clients, virtually destroying their…

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Ayala Lawsuit on Behalf of South American Investor Set for Jury trial in October

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By Isabella Espinoza. After two years of contentious litigation, Ayala’s case on behalf of its Venezuelan client is set for jury trial in October-2018. In the case, Ayala’s client claims that the defendant, through lies and deceit, induced him to invest $250,000 on a land under the promise of a phony business enterprise. The defendant has since held the land hostage, and has received extensive…

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Ayala Files Tortious Interference with Business Relationship Lawsuit Against Wells Fargo

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Ayala files lawsuit in Miami Dade County against Wells Fargo for tortious interference with business relationship. Ayala represents a local law firm who had a contract with its client for representation in an insurance claim. The law firm, in good faith, endorsed the insurance proceeds to Wells Fargo under the promise that Wells then would pay the firm. Wells did not pay the law firm,…

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Unjust Enrichment in Real Estate Cases—an Overview.

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Unjust Enrichment is a legal theory applicable when one person is enriched at the expense of another in circumstances that the law deems unfair. It is usually used when there is no valid contract or no contract at all between the parties. The elements of unjust enrichment are: (1) plaintiff conferred a benefit upon the defendant, who has knowledge of that benefit; (2) defendant accepts…

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Ayala files civil theft action against self-declared investment advisor.

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Ayala files lawsuit in the 11th Judicial Circuit of Florida against a self-declared investment adviser’s scheme targeting foreigners. As stated in the Complaint, “[Defendants] . . . held themselves out to be experienced real estate investors and investment advisers able to purchase foreclosures properties at auction, and sell them at large profits.” Under the guise of being experienced investment advisors, the Defendants persuaded the Plaintiffs,…

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