Use of European Lumber in North Carolina Construction

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Developers and home builders across the country rely on several varieties of North American lumber in massive quantities to quickly and cheaply build new houses. In recent years, the Triangle region’s rapid economic and population growth has fueled the expansion of housing developments. Many expected the COVID-19 pandemic would stunt business and cause another housing […]

Investigating Equity Experts

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Equity Experts is a Michigan-based collection agency that collects upon outstanding homeowner’s association (HOA) debts across the county. The business, though over 14 years old, has not been accredited by the Better Business Bureau and maintains an “F” grade on the site. This score resulted from numerous unresolved claims of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act […]

Errors on a Background Check

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Background checks are one of many ways employers identify eligible applicants. Especially in large companies, researching every individual who applies is a costly and time-consuming process. In the last decade, dozens of background check companies have popped up across the world. These companies bear a great deal of responsibility, because mistakes on a background check […]

Raleigh Dog Bite Attorneys

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The CDC estimates 4.5 million Americans are bitten by a dog each year, and 800,000 of those injuries are severe enough to warrant a hospital visit. Unlike traffic incidents, animal attacks routinely involve serious disputes over liability. From state to state the laws differ on who is responsible when an attack occurs, even in the […]

$1.3 Million Settlement for Drunk Driving Crash

Attorneys Shawn Howard and Karl Gwaltney obtained a $1.3 million settlement for the family of a Charlotte man killed by a drunk driver. The bulk of the settlement came from the bar that served the drunk driver, who also died in the crash. The victim was transporting his elderly mother from Michigan when the crash […]

Foot & Ankle Injuries in Motor Vehicle Accidents

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Even in the mildest of car accidents, it’s likely one or more people involved will sustain injuries. These injuries can impact the day-to-day living for victims and their families long after the initial impact. Injuries to the lower extremities (including foot and ankle injuries) are the second most common class of injuries in motor vehicle […]

Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Discharge Violation

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Bankruptcy may be viewed negatively by creditors, but to the individuals and businesses who need a fresh start, it’s a life-changing tool for financial freedom. Chapter 7 is the most common form among individuals because of its speed and accessibility. Unfortunately, many people who file don’t know or cannot advocate for their rights against collectors […]

Bell Partners et al. $4.75 Million Settlement for Unlawful Eviction Fees

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In August 2021, a federal court judge in the Middle District of North Carolina approved a class action settlement against Bell Partners, LSREF3 Bravo LLC, and Hudson Capital Weston LLC. Attorneys Ed Maginnis and Karl S. Gwaltney represented the plaintiffs alongside Milberg Coleman Bryson Phillips Grossman. Our attorneys obtained $4.75 million for tenants who alleged […]

Statute of Limitations on North Carolina Credit Card Debt

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The advent of credit cards in the 1950s brought with them unmatched buying power for Americans. But they also brought more risks for consumers and for some, financial ruin. Today, more than 191 million Americans have credit cards, and the average card holder has 2.7 different cards. Credit card usage took a dive last year, […]

Super Lawyer & Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2022)

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Maginnis Howard is proud to announce that five of our attorneys made the list of Super Lawyers or Super Lawyer Rising Stars for 2022! Our lead personal injury attorney, T. Shawn Howard claimed the title for the second consecutive year. He earned the Rising Star award every year from 2016 until 2020. Ed Maginnis, our […]