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Ayala Files Class Action Lawsuit Against LATAM Airlines Alleging Its No-Show Policy is Unlawful

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Ayala filed a lawsuit on behalf of its client, a Florida limited liability company (TM Solutions), alleging that, when LATAM cancelled the flights TM Solutions purchased for its employees, despite having been told that the passengers needed these flights, LATAM violated the Montreal Convention and Florida consumer protection statutes. The class action also alleges that LATAM policy of cancelling consumers’ flights, when they cannot make…

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The Daily Business Review Published Ayala’s Law Clerk Article On Service of Foreign Companies.

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The Daily Business Review published Berta Gonzalez’s article regarding service of process on a foreign company through its US branch. Gonzalez is a law clerk at the Ayala. The article addresses whether or not one can serve a foreign company through a US subsidiary, or does the costly and time-consuming process set by the International Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extra Judicial…

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The CARES Act Paycheck Protection Loans and Other COVID-19-Related Government Programs

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In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many government backed loan programs to help small businesses weather the financial storm of this pandemic. You can find all the information regarding these programs at: You can apply here: For Florida businesses, there are additional programs. The information and application can be found here: For convenience, we summarize the most interesting details…

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Ayala’s Team Represents the New Foundation in Honor of Former Colleague and Friend Dayana Nogareda Esq.

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  We are proud to announce that we will be representing the DAYANA NOGAREDA-FIOL FOUNDATION, a foundation created to continue the legacy of former attorney and friend of the firm, Dayana Nogareda, Esq. As stated, by Attorney Maura, “I was a close friend of the family for many years. I have seen Dayana’s character, grit, and passion for those in most legal need, and that…

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Ayala Sues American Express for Recalling Already-Earned Payment to Its Contractor-Client

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Ayala files lawsuit against American Express and a contractor for damages caused by recalling a processed payment for services already delivered to the contractor-defendant. In the lawsuit, Ayala alleges that American Express, without any verification, or due diligence of any kind, took the side of the contractor-defendant and recalled a payment already approved for Ayala’s client. As stated by Attorney Maura, “we are proud to…

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Important Immigration Repercussions of the Coronavirus Pandemic

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The COVID-19 crisis has had some important repercussions in the immigration world. Travel bans, applications for visas halted, hearings suspended, immigrants stranded. Below you can find some of the recent updates from some of the most important government agencies related to immigration. United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) One of the major rules implemented by this administration was the Public Charge Rule. The Rule…

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Coronavirus Facts: What You Should And What You Should Not Worry About

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Unfortunately the Coronavirus has invaded every aspect of our lives and turned it around drastically in a matter of days. In this environment, it is important to make decisions based on facts rather than speculation. What is a virus? A virus is a microscopical biological entity that reproduces inside cells of a living host. Once they infect the cells of the host, it reproduces at…

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How Can I Protect My Small business From Lawsuits?—Insurance (Part IV).

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In this part IV of the “how can I protect my small business from lawsuits” articles, I focus on insurance. How can having insurance protect me from lawsuits? It may not, but at least the insurance could pay for the lawsuit—sometimes. When any of the things mentioned in Part I, II, or III of my recommendations to protect your business from lawsuits do not work,…

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Ayala Obtains a $202,921 Judgment, Including Attorney’s Fees and Costs, in Civil Theft Lawsuit in Florida.

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Ayala obtained a $202,921 judgment in a lawsuit filed in Circuit Court in Broward County Florida, against a so called real estate “investment advisor” who defrauded Ayala’s Client. The lawsuit alleged that “[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…

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How can I Protect My Small Business From Lawsuits? —Layering (Part III).

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In this part III of the “how can I protect my small business from lawsuits” articles, I focus on layering. What do I mean by layering? You can have, for example, a Limited Liability Company (LLC) and you, the human, be the owner of 100% of it. That type of ownership structure will give you the least protection possible. The law treats this type of…

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