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Ayala Obtains $19,000 Settlement in Unlawful Towing Case

Ayala is proud to announce that it has obtained a $19,000 settlement in a case where Ayala’s client alleged that the defendant, the towing company, improperly towed and damaged his vehicle. In the case, Ayala’s client alleged that he properly parked its vehicle as a customer of the co-defendant—the property owner. Notwithstanding the lack of signage warning of potential tows (in violation of Florida Statutes…
Ayala Law P.A.
January 26, 2023
Towing

Ayala Obtains $13,500 Settlement in Towing Case Involving an 18-Wheeler Truck

Ayala is proud to announce that it has obtained a $13,500 settlement in a case where Ayala’s client alleged that the defendant, the towing company, improperly towed its 18-wheeler truck, thereby damaging the truck’s transmission. The case was intensely litigated for over one year and a half. The defendant argued in several papers that, because the tow was ordered by law enforcement, it was immune…
Ayala Law P.A.
October 24, 2022
Towing

Ayala Successfully Settles Another Illegal Towing Case in Miami This Time for $6,500

Ayala is proud to announce that it has obtained a $6,500 settlement in an unlawful towing case. In the case, Ayala’s client claimed that the towing company, in conjunction with the lien company, overcharged it in the towing bill by more than one thousand dollars, in violation of Miami Dade County Ordinance 30-476. Ayala had already obtained a default judgment for $9,000 from one of…
Ayala Law P.A.
September 12, 2022
Towing

Ayala Defeats Motion for Summary Judgment in Towing Case Involving an 18 Wheeler

Ayala is proud to announce that it has defeated the defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment (MSJ) in a case where Ayala’s client alleges that the defendant, the towing company, improperly towed its 18-wheeler truck, thereby damaging the truck’s transmission. A MSJ is a motion that seeks to prevent a case from going to trial—in this case, a jury trial—because there are allegedly no “issues of…
Ayala Law P.A.
August 16, 2022
Towing

Four Elements That Make a Good Unlawful Towing Case in Florida

Though there are a lot of tows that are arguably illegal, not all illegal tows make for a good case. Here are important factors that make a viable, winnable unlawful towing lawsuit. First, you want the tow to be unlawful to begin with, not debatable. For example, if the potential plaintiff was actually improperly parked at a visitor’s spot rather than a resident’s space, even…
Ayala Law P.A.
August 10, 2022
Towing

Ayala Obtains $10,000 Settlement in Unlawful Towing Case

Ayala is proud to announce that it has obtained a $10,000 settlement in an unlawful towing case. In the case Ayala’s client (the Plaintiff) claimed that he went to visit a friend and parked in a lot without any towing signage warning consumers of potential towing of vehicles. The Plaintiff alleged in the complaint that he parked in a single parking space without interfering with…
Ayala Law P.A.
July 6, 2022
Towing

Three Things You Must Know if Your Car Was Towed Illegally

  Was your vehicle towed or booted? Know your rights! Towing Companies must comply with Florida Statues 715.07 when towing vehicles without the consent of the owner.  Section 715.07 of the Florida Statutes has very specific rules regarding signage and “No Parking Zones” that tow operators and property owners must follow prior to a nonconsensual tow. But even if the signage was correct, there are…
Ayala Law P.A.
January 21, 2022
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Department of Justice Gets Involved in Towing Litigation and Obtains a $20,000 Consent Judgment for Service Member

The Department of Justice sued towing Target Towing and Recovery (Target) in the US Court for the Middle District of Florida, Tampa Division, for the tow and illegal sale of a service member’s vehicle. The complaint alleges that Target violated the Service Members Civil Relief Act (SCRA) when Target sold the service member’s vehicle without providing her with adequate notice. A google search, the complaint…
Ayala Law P.A.
September 23, 2020