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The Three Most Common Contractual Disputes and How to Avoid Them

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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…

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

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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…

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

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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”): “[A] 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…

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Ayala Files Lawsuit Against The Seller of Vacation and Travel Packages Alleging it Lied to Consumers About Its Products

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Ayala filed a lawsuit against Exclusive Residences, a company that sells vacation and travel packages and that primarily targets innocent foreigner consumers. As stated in the Complaint: “At the heart of Miami’s exclusive Design District, in carefully designed offices that provide an appearance of luxury and glamour, run by well-dressed, articulate, and charming sales agents, there is a massive (and successful) fraudulent scheme targeting humble,…

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

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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…

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Ayala Obtains Confidential Settlement for Its Client In Contentious Dispute Against Major Health Care Organization

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After nearly three years of contentious litigation, Ayala obtains a confidential settlement for its client, a local Miami medical center. As reflected in public filings, both parties aggressively litigated the case almost to the eve of trial. “It was a very difficult case. We faced very talented counsel from one of the top firms in the world. In the end, we managed to develop a…

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Most Common Shareholder Disputes in Small Business Partnerships and How to Anticipate Them.

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Shareholder disputes are unfortunately not uncommon. Partners start with plenty of enthusiasm and ideas, but little of these ideas are placed in concrete sentences, in a binding piece of paper. Let’s make this graphic but describing a situation we’ve faced with many clients through out the years. In a normal partnership, let’s say of two that are 50/50 in ownership, there is always one partner…

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Ayala Files Lawsuit Against Financial Advisor and His Company for Negligent Investment and Breach of Fiduciary Duties

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  Ayala filed a lawsuit against GTA advisors and its owner (“Defendants”), alleging that Defendants were negligent in the management and investment of its client’s funds. Ayala’s client main owner, Mr. Ubieto, was 75 years old at the time he started investing with the Defendants. Mr. Ubieto, from Guatemala, had a history of choosing extremely conservative investments, as part or most of the funds where…

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Common Types of Terms that Create Contract Disputes and How to Address Them

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Contracts can be complicated. In your typical business relationship there is, at the inception, a sense of trust, camaraderie, or even friendship, that leads the parties to agree to just the very basic terms of the contract, leaving the specifics for later, or signing them out of a pre-written form. Here are some of the most typical issues we’ve encountered: 1. Unknowingly waiving jury trial….

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The Daily Business Review Interviews Ayala’s Attorney on His Path to Becoming a Commercial Litigator.

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The Daily Business Review interviewed attorney Eduardo A. Maura, and wrote an article about his life story. In the article, Maura described his struggles in leaving a strict conservative religious group where he was a part of for 8 years, and how that led to his pursuit for a better life in the United States as an immigrant. The article also described how Maura went…

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Diario Legal Hispano LexLatin Publica Articulo de Opinion de Abogado del Estudio Ayala Sobre el Sistema Legal Americano

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El diario legal hispano Lexlatin.com tuvo la gentileza de publicar el articulo de el abogado Eduardo A. Maura acerca de la fortaleza del sistema legal Estadounidense en el contexto politico actual. En el articulo, el abogado Maura enfatiza como el sistema judicial americano funciona como una suerte de salva guarda que mantiene chequeado a las otras ramas del gobierno. El articulo se puede encontrar en…

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Ayala Law Firm’s First Edition of The Ayala-Open Tennis Tournament Set to Take Off This Weekend

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  Ayala law firm, in partnership with Taco Tennis Academy is launching the first edition of the Ayala Open. A open tennis tournament. Ayala and Taco Tennis’ owners are long time friends (16 years and counting) both of whom share a passion for tennis. Given their passion, they decided to team up to organize a local tennis tournament that can bring a mix of professional…

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Ayala Represents Its Client in $2.2 Million Purchase of Two Multifamily Buildings in Little Havana Area in Miami.

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Ayala represented its client, an investor, in the purchase of two multifamily buildings in the Little Havana area in Miami. The transaction included two buildings, one with 6 apartments and another with 7.  The deals were financed by both, Iberia Bank and one of the Sellers. Ayala represented its client in all aspects of the transaction including, negotiations, escrow, financing, and title insurance work. As…

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The Daily Business Review Discussed Jury Verdict Ayala Obtained in Favor of Its Client in Real Estate Case

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The Daily Business Review discussed Ayala’s Jury Trial win for its client. The lawsuit alleged that Ayala’s client, the buyer of a warehouse in Miami, 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 who actually had to pay the real estate commission, the Seller,…

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Ayala Obtains Jury Verdict in Favor of Its Client in Tortious Interference with Contract Rights Lawsuit

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Today, May 14, 2019, a Miami Dade Jury entered a verdict in favor of Ayala’s client ruling that its client did not tortuously interfered with the business relationship of the Plaintiff (a realtor) and the Seller of a warehouse property in Miami (the “Property”). The lawsuit alleged that Ayala’s client, the buyer of the Property, interfere in the relationship between the Plaintiff/Realtor and the Seller,…

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