$1.2 Million FDCPA Class Action Bankruptcy Discharge Settlement

In 2019, Ed Maginnis and Karl Gwaltney obtained a $1.2 million settlement for a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) class action. The plaintiff filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy over medical debts which cleared him from liability. More than 400,000 people file for bankruptcy each year, and medical debt is the leading type of claim. […]

Successfully Defended Employee Against Breach of Agreement Claims

In 2020, Karl Gwaltney and Ed Maginnis successfully defended an employee sued for violating a non-compete agreement and non-solicitation agreement. These allegations started when the employee left his employment with a large electrical company to start his own company. The employer initially sued to enforce the terms of the non-compete and non-solicitation agreements and collect […]

Confidential Settlement Against Collection Agency

In 2020, after a judgment was obtained against a consumer, Maginnis Howard was hired to attend to unlawful collection attempts by an out-of-state collection agency. Although there was an outstanding balance alleged to be owed on the judgment, Karl S. Gwaltney was not only able to force the collection agency to waive the debt, but […]

Confidential Settlement For Un-owed Medical Debt

In 2020, Attorney Karl S. Gwaltney settled a federal court case filed against a nationwide home medical equipment company for products alleged to be purchased and unpaid. The alleged debt was shown to have been “double-billed” to both the plaintiff and the plaintiff’s insurance company. Although the medical corporation heavily disputed the claims, after litigating […]