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Law firm reopens after measures taken by the government on March 16 were relaxed to allow the conditional reopening of businesses and the reduction of general curfew hours to begin now at 10:00 P.M. DTS, as well as the legal community nationwide, embraces virtual meetings and video conference technologies for court hearings.


Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Governor of Puerto Rico implements a comprehensive lockdown of all commercial activity, with the exception of specified essential services, compelling, among other activities, the closure of law firms across the Island. The harsh measures were accompanied by a home curfew for individuals from 7:00 P.M. to 5:00 A.M.


Puerto Rico Supreme Court announces the enabling of a new electronic case management and document filing portal to speed up the electronic filing and notification of court documents.


DTS is engaged to represent national credit rating company in computer hacking litigation filed by several states and territories.




DTS prevails on all counts in pro bono case involving PKPA and UIFSA controversy. Plaintiff does not appeal.




Category 4/5 hurricane Maria strikes Puerto Rico Tragic storm ricochets into congressional approval of $91 Billion economic reconstruction package, forecasting an incoming economic boom in infrastructural reconstruction spending and venture capital investment.


Speaker of the Puerto Rico House of Representatives prevails in U.S. District Court injunctive action filed by anti-religious group to challenge his exercise of religious freedom under First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. Humanistas Seculares de Puerto Rico v. Camara de Representantes de Puerto Rico, 2017 WL 1327635 (D.Puerto Rico, 2017)  Plaintiff does not appeal.


Under exception to an exception under the Federal Arbitration Act, firm files lawsuit in District of Puerto Rico on behalf of health insurance industry client to question jurisdiction of arbitrator to determine own jurisdiction. Matter settles favorably on behalf of client. 2016 WL 10516001


In Puerto Rico Court of Appeals, firm succesfully defends and vindicates honor and integrity of trial court judge against unsubstantiated attack and recusal attempt. Judge reinstated in case and his challenged ruling upheld. (KLCE201600898).


DTS prevails in U.S. District Court on behalf of major health insurance client in dismissal of rare Langham Act action involving upwards of $30 Million in treble damages, 2016 WL 845314 (D.Puerto Rico, 2016)  Plaintiffs do not appeal.


The firm celebrates its 30th Anniversary. 


First Circuit affirms dismissal of RICO lawsuit filed against top corporate officer of health insurance industry client. Home Orthopedics Corp. v. Rodriguez, 781 F. 3d 521 (C.A. 1 (Puerto Rico), 2015).



Firm moves to dismiss multi-million dollar action filed by former employee against former employer under Federal False Claims Act as well as under various Puerto Rico antidiscrimination and tort statutes. (2014 WL 12788647) Dismissal succesful. Plaintiffs do not appeal.



Puerto Rico Supreme Court decides in favor of electrical switch manufacturing client in leading case Opinion regulating order of employee retention in RIF. Reyes Sanchez v. Eaton Electrical, 189 D.P.R. 586, 589 (P.R., 2013)



Roberto Santana is moderator of debate between former Puerto Rico governors Rafael Hernández Colón and Carlos Romero Barceló at Federal Bar Association event on political status change for Puerto Rico. 


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!


U.S.District Court dismisses advancement of fees action by former CEO of health insurance industry client. Rishell v. Medical Card System, Inc., 925 F.Supp.2d 211 (D.Puerto Rico,2013)



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 and presents 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. 


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DTS is dedicated to serving its national and local clients by providing counseling in many areas of the law, including corporate law issues, employment law regulations, employee complaints and terminations, fiscal issues including incentives opportunities, and dispute resolution in private and public forums, including Commonwealth and Federal Courts. All our members are seasoned lawyers with ample and successful experience and practice. 


Such broad range of litigation and legal counseling experience, has been the key in prevailing in most of the cases it has handled before Federal and State courts, numerous administrative agencies and private arbitration. Our clients include industrial and commercial firms, financial institutions, insurance companies and individuals. Our team of experienced and talented attorneys brings together a select group of professionals with long-term field work experience, litigation and trial expertise.


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