$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

anatomical drawing of foot and ankle

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

stress over debt

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

key chain with keys and a small house next to it

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

someone holding out 4 credit cards fanned out

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)

orange background with white text reading super lawyers

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 […]

Camden Property Settlement for $5 Million

This week attorneys Ed Maginnis and Karl Gwaltney alongside co-counsel from Whitfield Bryson finalized a $5 million settlement related to eviction fees. The class action against Camden Property Trust alleged the company collected illegal eviction fees from hundreds of tenants. In 2016, Camden filed to evict our client and, in connection with that filing, charged eviction fees totaling nearly $200. […]

Handshake Agreements and Breach of Contracts

two people shaking hands

The old-fashioned handshake began as a means for two people to assure one another that neither was carrying a weapon. Over the years the handshake has evolved into a contractual gesture for different types of agreements. With pages and pages of contracts and barely visible fine print, do handshakes still carry any weight in the […]

Considering a Reverse Mortgage? Learn the risks.

three bags of money balanced against a house

Perhaps you’ve seen Tom Selleck on a daytime TV ad addressing seniors directly, or maybe you’ve only heard the term involved in lawsuits. But what is a reverse mortgage really? A brief summary of the reverse mortgage. A reverse mortgage, also known as a Home Equity Conversion Mortgage (HECM), is only available to homeowners 62 […]

Maginnis Howard Obtains Settlement from Seterus Inc.

In December of 2020, Maginnis Howard agreed to the $7 million settlement from Seterus Inc. regarding unlawful debt collection practices. This week, homeowners signed off on the deal. Thousands of homeowners received threatening “final notice” letters from Seterus Inc between September 2012 and February 2019. Collectors, in order to expedite loan repayment, pressured homeowners who […]