Bank of America agrees to settle class action over excessive fees

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Bank of America Corp has agreed to a $75 million preliminary settlement for charging multiple overdraft fees on transactions for checking and savings accounts. What is an overdraft fee? When a customer attempts a purchase with insufficient funds, many banks charge users an overdraft fee for the failed transaction. The practice is highly profitable for […]

Data Breach Class Action Settlements

Data breaches have become increasingly common over the past several years. With data breaches becoming more common, data breach class action settlements have also become even more common. Major Data Breach Class Action Settlements Last year, Yahoo! reached $117.5M settlement to resolve the claims of approximately 194 million class members following a major data breach […]

Class Action Regarding Illegal Eviction Fees Certified

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Edward H. Maginnis and Karl S. Gwaltney had a consumer class action case certified on January 15th, 2021. Rebecca W. Holt, Wake County Superior Court Judge, signed the final approval order, ending two years of litigation over illegal eviction fees. The consumer class action complaint, filed in 2018, alleged that Defendants Kenney Properties, Inc., Kenney […]

Consumer Class Action Certified

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Edward H. Maginnis and Karl S. Gwaltney had a consumer class action case certified on November 12, 2020 after nearly three years of litigation. Forsyth Superior Court Judge Eric C. Morgan signed the approval order this week. The consumer class action complaint, filed in 2018, alleged that Defendants Arcan Capital LLC charged unlawful eviction fees. […]

Class Action Settlement Process

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A class action settlement impacts not only the interests of the parties that negotiate the settlement, but also a much larger number of absent class members. It is very important that the named parties take the steps to make sure the court approves a fair settlement. Class Action Settlement Step One: With class actions settlements, […]

$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. […]

Construction Class Actions

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There is nothing more frustrating than dealing with construction related defects. Remedying construction problems are invariably complicated, expensive, and time consuming. When a construction company or subcontractor is negligent or uses defective equipment or products, a construction class action lawsuit may be the best option for fixing the problem. Construction class actions are filed when […]

North Carolina Wage & Hour Class Actions

Our firm represents workers who have not been properly been paid by their employers. Wage and hour litigation have played an increasingly important role in enforcing state and federal wage protections for workers. Depending on the type of unpaid wages, employees can file claims under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the North Carolina […]