Guillermo López v. Oriental Financial Services, LLC– Successfully defended brokerage firm before a FINRA arbitration panel in a $15 million claim of alleged unsuitable transactions in Puerto Rico government bonds and mutual funds. All claims were denied.
ML-CFC 2007-6 Properties, LLC v. BPP Properties, 951 F. 3d 41 (1st Cir. 2020) – Obtained reversal of a district court order appointing a receiver for six shopping centers. The First Circuit decided that a Magistrate Judge lacked authority to issue a receivership order, deeming it a dispositive motion.
Roldán Flores v. M. Cuebas, Inc., 2018 TSPR 18- Successfully defended acquiring company in an employee claim for unjust termination. In a published opinion, the Puerto Rico Supreme Court also established the standard of review and formalities needed to be followed in the filing of a motion for summary judgment in Puerto Rico courts.
Meléndez González v. M. Cuebas, 2015 TSPR 70- Successfully defended successor employer in former employee claim for unjust termination. In a published opinion, the Puerto Rico Supreme Court set the standard of review by the Court of Appeals of motions for summary judgment.
Miramar Marine, Inc. v. Citi Walk Dev. Corp., 2017 TSPR 141- Defended claim for personal liability of shareholders after corporation was dissolved. In a published opinion, the Puerto Rico Supreme Court decided for the first time that the only remedy available to liquidate property of a dissolved corporation is the appointment of a receiver by the Court.
Estelar v. Aut. Edificios Públicos, 2011 TSPR 139- Represented surety in an arbitration claim. In a published opinion, the Puerto Rico Supreme Court decided that the jurisdiction of an arbitration panel to issue an award can be extended by the mutual agreement of the parties.
Badillo Santiago v. García, 70 F. Supp. 2d 84 (D.P.R. 1999)- Successfully defended the Chief Justice of the Puerto Rico Supreme Court in an Americans with Disabilities Act claim filed by a citizen alleging the Court’s Administration failed to accommodate him during trial.