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The firm is observing regular business hours.


The Puerto Rico state court system resumed regular operations on November 1, 2017.  The Federico Degetau Federal Building in Hato Rey and the Jose V. Toledo Federal Building in Old San Juan are both open for business. Trials in civil and criminal cases resumed on November 6.


Close to 40% of electric power has been restored by now. The Governor of Puerto Rico has implemented a plan to have 95% of power restored by December 15. Cell phone and LTE service in San Juan is by now generally reliable.




Our building is now running on public utility power and the firm is observing normal working hours.


The several courthouses of the Puerto Rico state court system, however, have not resumed regular operations and are open on a limited hour schedule for the handling of emergency matters only.  A reopening date for regular business has not been announced. The Federico Degetau Federal Building in Hato Rey and the Jose V. Toledo Federal Building in Old San Juan opened to the public on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 and on Monday,October 16, 2017 facilities at the Clemente Ruiz Nazario U.S. Courthouse will open to the public, observing regular working hours.  The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit will not be sitting in Puerto Rico this November.


Less than 17% of electric power has been restored in the Island. About half of cell phone towers are not in operation. Federal Express, UPS and the United States Postal Service have resumed deliveries in San Juan.




We are glad to report that hurricane María did not cause property damage to our office.  All of our staff is safe and in good health.  


We reopened the office today after the building underwent repairs in its electrical system and emergency power was secured. We will be working during the next few days from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  


Thank you for all the messages of support that we have received.






The firm celebrates its 30th Anniversary.


Puerto Rico Court of First Instance dismisses claim under Consumer of Goods and Services Class Action Act filed against Big Four Accounting Firm client, with prejudice. Plaintiffs do not appeal!



US District Court dismisses RICO lawsuit brought against president and other senior officer of health industry client. Court finds claim to be not plausible under strict Iqbal pleading standards.



Puerto Rico Court of Appeals confirms trial court dismissal of workmen's compensation discrimination claim obtained against former employee of major electrical components manufacturing client.



First Circuit Court of Appeals dismisses RICO appellate case in favor of senior official of major banking client pursuant to stipulationt for voluntary dismissal, with prejudice, conceded by appellant.



Myriam Matos is sworn in as President of the Association of Labor Relations Practitioners for 2012 at ceremony held at Antonio's Restaurant honoring U.S. District Court Judge Daniel Domínguez with Raymond J. Compton Lifetime Achievement Award.



Court of First Instance in San Juan dismisses Puerto Rico Act 77 antitrust claim in favor of major petroleum products client.



Russell Del Toro and Roberto Santana are featured speakers at 3rd Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference (Seminar on Litigation of Labor and Employment Law Claims) at the Conrad Hotel in Condado, Puerto Rico.

Plaintiff in real estate litigation case claudicates by filing for voluntary dismissal, with prejudice, in response to Del Toro & Santana motion for summary judgment filed on behalf of insured party defendant under title insurance policy defense.


Workmen's compensation statutory discrimination claim dismissed by trial court in favor of major electrical components manufacturing client in wrongful termination scenario.  Court finds employee's termination was unrelated to medical leave of absence, even if termination was otherwise unlawful and that employee had no right to reservation of employment.



Puerto Rico Supreme Court grants writ of certiorari to revise Court of Appeals decision in interpretation of Puerto Rico Act 80 seniority in the employment dispute.  Court to ultimately decide retention order of preference between seniority in job classification vs. seniority in the company.



Del Toro & Santana prevails at trial of Puerto Rico Act 80 unjustified dismissal claim, coupled with gender discrimination and libel actions, held at Court of First Instance in Arecibo, Puerto Rico in successful defense of major electrical switches manufacturing client.



Puerto Rico Supreme Court declines to revise Court of Appeals decision in favor of banking client in successful defense of bona fide third-party mortgagor for value and without knowledge defense.



Russell Del Toro appointed to chair the Earl Kintner Award Committee at 2010 Federal Bar Association National Convention in New Orleans.

Del Toro & Santana prevails in Court of Appeals decision in successful defense of Puerto Rico's largest banking institution. 


Berenice Bellotti rejoins Del Toro & Santana after serving as Assistant Secretary of the Puerto Rico Treasury Department in charge of Legal Affairs.



Established in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 1984, Del Toro & Santana is dedicated to serving national and local clients.  With a broad range of litigation and legal counseling experience, just past the 33rd anniversary of its foundation and listed in Martindale-Hubbell's Directory of Preeminent Lawyers, Del Toro & Santana has prevailed in most of the cases it has handled before Federal and State courts and numerous administrative agencies for its array of clients which include industrial and commercial firms, financial institutions and individuals.  Our team of experienced and talented attorneys is composed by a select group of professionals with long-term field work and trial management expertise.


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