What is Eminent Domain?

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If you own property that has been deemed necessary for public use, such as to expand roads, build a school, or run sewer lines, state and federal agencies can claim eminent domain. Eminent domain refers to the power of the government to take private land for public use under certain circumstances. For example, the government […]

Maginnis Howard Merges With Britton Law, PA.

RALEIGH, N.C. – Maginnis Howard and Britton Law, PA. are excited to announce the merger of these two firms. Known for their excellent work in personal injury & business litigation, Britton Law, PA. has served individuals and businesses in Fayetteville and the surrounding counties/cities of North Carolina for over 10 years. The firm’s attorneys, Rebecca and […]

What Exactly is a Data Breach?

Do you know how many different companies have your name and other personal information stored in their digital database? You trust those companies to keep your personal details secure because they make up your identity. When companies or organizations fail to keep their records safe, a dangerous data breach could expose you to the threat […]

North Carolina Consumer Fraud Attorneys

It is not uncommon for banks, insurance companies, and other financial institutions to violate the law. These laws may concern lending, sales, or other business practices. As a result, consumer fraud protection laws were established to protect consumers and businesses from fraud, unfair and deceptive practices that create an unfair advantage. Under state and federal […]

Internal Injuries from Automobile Collisions

Internal injuries can be a serious result of automobile collisions because they can turn deadly very quickly. Unlike external injuries, there are not always outward symptoms to warn injured victims that they are in jeopardy. Internal injuries are life-threatening and always require immediate medical attention. Causes of Internal Injuries in Automobile Collisions Cars have significant […]

History of the SCRA

The history of the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) dates back to the Civil War era. After the Civil War, a moratorium was passed to suspend certain actions against Union soldiers and sailors. This included contract enforcement, bankruptcy, foreclosure and divorce proceedings. These prohibitions were formally codified in the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act of 1918. […]

SCRA Benefits in North Carolina

Enacted in December 2003 the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) protects service members from significant financial burdens while on active duty. Under the legislation, lenders may not repossess the service member’s personal property without a court order. In brief, the SCRA benefits service members and their dependents in four categories: housing, installment contracts, life insurance […]

What You Need to Know about Mortgage Payment Fees

If you have ever paid a mortgage payment fee when paying for your mortgage over the phone or through an online website, then you should know that this may have been a violation on the part of your mortgage lender. Although these types of fees are common, they may be unlawful. The following information will […]

The Annoyance of an Inaccurate & Recurring Debt

Recently we have seen an increase in consumers complaining about previously corrected data being reported on credit reports, particularly when car loans/leases are paid off early. Inaccurate and recurring debt can prevent consumers from purchasing homes or impact their credit scores. If this is happening to you, follow these instructions. How to Handle an Inaccurate […]

What is the SCRA?

Enacted in December 2003, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) protects servicemembers from significant financial burdens while they are on active duty. Under the SCRA benefits, lenders may not repossess the servicemember’s personal property, including their car, or foreclose on their home without a court order. Under the SCRA, the Attorney General can pursue litigation against […]