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Ayala Defeats Property Owner’s Motion for Attorneys Fees Against its Client in Illegal Towing Case

In what’s a more recurrent pattern, property owners and tow companies are trying to have their attorneys fees paid by consumers in towing cases—even when they haven’t even won the case—as a plain effort to intimidate consumers and dissuade them from lawsuits using consumer protection statutes. In the present case, Ayala’s client alleged that, despite having a valid reservation agreement (and email confirmations permitting her…
Ayala Law P.A.
August 1, 2022
Illegal TowingTowingWrongful Towing

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
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
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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