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Maginnis Law is  a civil litigation firm.  We do not draft wills, deal with traffic tickets, or handle real estate closings.  We advocate for our clients’ rights in the Courtrooms of North Carolina.  Whether it’s suing an insurance company that has wrongfully denied responsibility for a serious injury, defending a small business against a competitor, collecting funds owed to a company, fighting for the rights of an employee that has been unlawfully terminated, protecting individuals from unlawful actions by creditors, or representing a parent in a custody battle, we’ll help guide you through the uncertainties and complexities of civil litigation.

The cases below are simply illustrations of the work we have done.  Our success in previous cases does not mean that we will obtain a similar result for you or your business.  Each case is its own battle and depends upon its facts, the parties involved, and any number of other considerations.   The only thing we can promise is that we will work tirelessly to help you or your company.

 

 

Personal Injury

$100,000 Dogbite Injury Settlement

In 2017, Shawn Howard settled a case for a Sanford man attacked by a neighbor’s pitbull. The client sustained permanent scarring to his left elbow and was hospitalized with infection. The client received the full ...

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Premises Liability – $225,000.00 Mediated Settlement

In 2015, Shawn Howard and Ed Maginnis recovered $225,000 for a man who sustained a grade 1 concussion in a premises liability case

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Automobile Accident – $250,000.00 Settlement

In 2013, Shawn Howard represented a motorist who sustained serious injuries in a motor vehicle collision.  The recovery represented our client’s portion of the available $300,000.00 of insurance coverage, with the ...

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Premises Liability – $200,000.00 Mediated Settlement

In 2014, Edward Maginnis and Shawn Howard obtained a $200,000.00 settlement at court-ordered mediation for a client who had been injured on the premises of a third party while performing his job duties.

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Motorcycle Accident – $200,000.00 Settlement

In 2013, Shawn Howard represented a Durham man whose motorcycle suddenly seized up during operation after being recently left at a repair shop.  He sustained several broken bones but no permanent injuries. After hiring a ...

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$50,000 Automobile Wreck Settlement

In 2016, Shawn Howard settled an automobile accident case for $50,000.00. Our client was involved in suffered severe injuries in a car wreck caused by a negligent driver, including a broken hand which necessitated carpal ...

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Dog Bite Accident – $110,000.00 Litigation Settlement

In 2014, Shawn Howard represented a 3 year old boy who was attacked by a neighbor’s pit bull, sustaining permanent scarring to his right thigh. The firm recovered $103,000.00 for the young boy for his physical pain and ...

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Failure to Pay Benefits Owed on Insurance Policy – $109,750.00 Payment of Denied Claim

In 2014, Edward Maginnis and Shawn Howard obtained on behalf of the Estate of deceased Raleigh man the payment of the full benefits owed under a Hospital Indemnity Benefits Policy.  His family’s claim for payment of the ...

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Motor Vehicle Accident – $85,000.00 Settlement

In 2012, Shawn Howard obtained an $85,000.00 settlement for a pedestrian who sustained a herniated lumbar disc after being struck by an automobile.

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Motorcycle Accident – $60,000.00 Tender of Insurance Limits

In 2014, Shawn Howard recovered $60,000.00 for a US Army Major who sustained a traumatic brain injury and several broken bones in a motorcycle collision.  This was the full amount of insurance coverage available from the ...

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Industrial Plant Accident – $599,500.00

In 2015, Edward Maginnis and Shawn Howard, representing the Estate of a father of three, reached a mediated settlement agreement for $599,500.00.  The case involved an electrician who was knocked from an elevated scissor ...

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Wrongful Death Automobile Accident – $150,000.00 Settlement

In 2012, Edward Maginnis and Shawn Howard represented the father of a young man killed in a drunk driving automobile accident.  The young man had been a passenger in the car of the drunk driver when he went across the center ...

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Motor Vehicle Accident – $50,000.00 Settlement

In 2013, Shawn Howard obtained a $50,000.00 settlement for a Raleigh nurse who was rear-ended near Crabtree Valley Mall.  As a result of the collision, she sustained a herniated cervical disc and required a serious ...

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Bicycle & Automobile Accident – $50,000.00 Settlement

In 2014, Shawn Howard obtained a $50,000.00 settlement for a 5 year old Johnston County boy who was ran off the road and into a culvert by a motorist operating his vehicle left of center.  The boy sustained two broken wrists ...

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Industrial Plant Accident – $599,500 Settlement

In 2015, Edward Maginnis and Shawn Howard, representing the Estate of a father of three, reached a mediated settlement agreement for $599,500.00.  The case involved an electrician who was knocked from an elevated scissor ...

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Employee Rights

$100,000.00 Unpaid Commissions Settlement

In 2017, Karl Gwaltney and Ed Maginnis resolved a case for $100,000.00 on behalf of a former sales employee who  alleged that he was owed significant commissions associated with sales made in his territory. The case ...

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Failure to Pay Overtime to Mortgage Loan Officers – $66,250

In 2015, Edward Maginnis and Karl Gwaltney represented several individual loan officers who had not been paid overtime and/or commissions for monies owed to them. The bank claimed that the loan officers were exempt employees ...

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Failure to Pay Wages and Benefits – $65,000.00

In 2015, Edward Maginnis and Karl Gwaltney represented an individual who was not paid approximately $30,000.00 worth of accrued vacation time after he was terminated by his employer. Shortly before trial, the case settled for ...

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Failure to Pay Wages/Commissions – $84,000.00 Settlement

In 2012, Edward Maginnis and Shawn Howard recovered an $84,000.00 settlement for their client, a Raleigh salesman who had been defrauded of commissions.  The Defendant also agreed to resume paying commissions that were still ...

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Failure to Pay Wages and Benefits – $65,000 Pre-Trial Settlement

In 2015, Edward Maginnis and Karl Gwaltney represented an individual who was not paid approximately $30,000.00 worth of accrued vacation time after he was terminated by his employer. Shortly before trial, the case settled for ...

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Consumer Law

$70,000.00 TCPA Settlement

In 2017, Karl Gwaltney resolved a Telephone Consumer Protection Act case for $70,000.00 along with a waiver of all debt that the credit card alleged that she owed. Our client had been contacted over one hundred times after ...

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Mortgage Servicer Settlement On Eve of Trial

In 2017, Ed Maginnis, Asa Edwards, and Karl Gwaltney resolved a case for $99,000 against a mortgage servicer on behalf of a North Carolina husband and wife. The settlement was one day before the jury for the trial was to be ...

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Confidential Universal Life Index Insurance Policy Settlement

In 2016, Ed Maginnis and Asa Edwards settled a case on behalf of a North Carolina resident against her insurance provider. Our client alleged that she had been duped into purchasing a universal life index insurance policy ...

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Confidential Six Figure Telephone Consumer Protection Act Settlement

In 2016, Ed Maginnis and Karl Gwaltney obtained a Telephone Consumer Protection Act settlement against a collection agency for a confidential six figure amount. The collection agency continued to call our client repeatedly ...

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Fair Credit Reporting Act – $125,000.00

In 2015, Ed Maginnis and Asa Edwards obtained a $125,000.00 mediated settlement in a Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) matter. Our clients had identified that their consumer reports had been pulled without a permissible ...

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Confidential Six Figure Harassing Phone Call Settlement

In 2016, Edward Maginnis and Karl S. Gwaltney successfully settled a case for a confidential six (6) figure settlement on behalf of a North Carolina consumer who was contacted by an automated telephone dialing system in ...

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$72,000.00 Arbitration Unfair Debt Collection Settlement

In 2015, Ed Maginnis and Karl Gwaltney reached a $72,000.00 resolution in arbitration against an automobile finance company that unlawfully attempted to collect debt from a customer, including failing to account for a monthly ...

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$45,000 Settlement Where Tenant Unlawfully Assessed Fees by Apartment Complex

In 2015, Ed Maginnis and Karl Gwaltney  — after significant litigation, including extensive discovery and depositions — recovered $45,000.00 on behalf of a tenant of an apartment complex who had attorneys’ fees ...

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$45,000.00 Fair Credit Reporting Act

In 2016, Ed Maginnis and Asa Edwards obtained a $45,000.00 negotiated settlement in a Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) matter. Our client disputed inaccurate information in his credit report while seeking financing for a home ...

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Confidential Settlement – Mortgage Servicer

In 2016, Ed Maginnis and Asa Edwards obtained a confidential five figure settlement against mortgage servicers whose failure to properly transfer our clients’ mortgage resulted in unwarranted late fees and threats of ...

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Post-Bankruptcy Discharge Debt Collection Attempts — $50,000.00 Settlement

In 2014, after significant discovery in litigation, Edward Maginnis obtained a $50,000.00 settlement for a client who had been subjected to unlawful letters, phone calls, attacks on credit from a company attempting to collect ...

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Collecting Debt from Wrong Party – $100,000.00 Mediated Settlement

In 2014, Edward Maginnis and Shawn Howard represented a consumer who had received over 100 telephone calls from a debt collector.  The firm filed suit under the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act and settled the claim ...

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Consumer Protection: Harassing Calls and False Deadlines — $31,500 Settlement

In 2015, after filing a lawsuit, Shawn Howard and Edward Maginnis obtained a $31,500 settlement on behalf of a Massachusetts couple who had been harassed by a North Carolina collection agency regarding alleged debt owed to a ...

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Illegal Wage Garnishment Threats – $45,000.00 Settlement

In 2015, Edward Maginnis and Karl Gwaltney obtained a $45,000.00 settlement at mediation for a client who had been subjected to unlawful phone calls, text messages, calls to family members and who had been told falsely that ...

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Confidential Settlement – Set Aside of Judgment

In 2016, Ed Maginnis and Asa Edwards obtained a confidential five figure negotiated settlement in a Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) matter where our client disputed a credit bureau’s reporting of a judgment against him ...

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Post Bankruptcy Discharge Debt Collection – $30,000.00 Settlement

In 2013, Edward Maginnis and Shawn Howard obtained $30,000.00 on behalf of a North Carolina man who had been harassed by debt collectors after filing bankruptcy and having his debts discharged.

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Unfair Debt Collection – $39,000.00 Settlement

In 2011, Edward Maginnis obtained, on the eve of trial, a $39,000.00 settlement for a client who had been subjected to unlawful letters and phone calls from debt collectors and collection agencies.

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Debt Defense – Dismissal on Claim for Over $500,000.00

In 2013-2014, Edward Maginnis represented a Raleigh couple who had been sued by a national bank for over $500,000.00.  After engaging in significant discovery and obtaining discovery sanctions against the bank, the bank ...

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Illegal Wage Garnishment Threats — $45,000.00 Settlement

In 2015, Edward Maginnis and Karl Gwaltney obtained a $45,000.00 settlement at mediation for a client who had been subjected to unlawful phone calls, text messages, calls to family members and who had been told falsely that ...

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Business Litigation

Minority Shareholder Protection – $250,000.00 Settlement

In 2012, Edward Maginnis and Shawn Howard represented a Greenville man who had been wrongfully ousted from a small business he helped start.  The matter was litigated in the North Carolina Business Court, and the settlement ...

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Negligent Construction — $45,316.60 Settlement

In 2015, Edward Maginnis obtained a settlement on behalf of a telecommunications company whose fibre-optic network had been damaged by a grading company who had negligently performed work in and around a construction site. ...

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Breach of Non-Compete Following Sale of Company – $113,563.00 Verdict

In 2013, Edward Maginnis obtained a verdict at trial for breach of contract, tortious interference, and unfair and deceptive trade practices for a Zebulon HVAC Company.  The Court also awarded attorneys’ fees.  The ...

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Failure to Pay Benefits Owed on Insurance Policy – $109,750.00 Payment of Denied Claim

In 2014, Edward Maginnis and Shawn Howard obtained on behalf of the Estate of deceased Raleigh man the payment of the full benefits owed under a Hospital Indemnity Benefits Policy.  His family’s claim for payment of the ...

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Failure to Pay Wages/Commissions – $84,000.00 Settlement

In 2012, Edward Maginnis and Shawn Howard recovered an $84,000.00 settlement for their client, a Raleigh salesman who had been defrauded of commissions.  The Defendant also agreed to resume paying commissions that were still ...

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Misrepresentations in Small Business Acquisition – $70,000.00 Settlement

In 2011, Edward Maginnis obtained a $70,000.00 settlement for a North Carolina businessman who had been misled regarding the assets and value of a store he purchased.

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Breach of Contract/Non-Compete Provision – Jury Verdict

In 2010, Edward Maginnis represented a national media company sued by two ex-employees/owners in Guilford County for several claims, including wage and hour claims.  Plaintiffs had asked for $75,000.00 at trial and their ...

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Construction Litigation/Breach of Contract – Lawsuit Dismissed

In 2012, Edward Maginnis represented a Raleigh plumbing contractor sued for $282,485.43 relating to unpaid materials purchased on a credit account.  After Maginnis Law filed and litigated a Counterclaim alleging improper ...

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Breach of Contract – Pre-Trial Resolution

In 2013, Edward Maginnis represented a Morrisville, North Carolina furniture company sued by a hotel franchisee in Indiana federal court on a breach of contract case for over $270,000.00.  The week before trial, the case ...

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Debt Defense – Dismissal on Claim for Over $500,000.00

In 2013-2014, Edward Maginnis represented a Raleigh couple who had been sued by a national bank for over $500,000.00.  After engaging in significant discovery and obtaining discovery sanctions against the bank, the bank ...

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Cable Piracy – Lawsuit Dismissed

In 2013, Edward Maginnis and Shawn Howard obtained a dismissal of a federal cable piracy lawsuit filed against their client by company distributing the signal for Ultimate Fighting Championship broadcasts.  The Judge ...

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Breach of Contract – $96,961.37 Judgment

In 2012, Edward Maginnis obtained a $96,961.37 judgment against a real estate developer for a Raleigh architect who was not paid for work on a residential complex.

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Fraud – Lawsuit Dismissed

In 2013, Edward Maginnis and Shawn Howard obtained a dismissal of a lawsuit filed against a local real estate agent by a former business contact.  The Plaintiff had requested damages of $225,231.71 and argued that he had ...

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Negligent Construction — $45,316.60 Settlement

In 2015, Edward Maginnis obtained a settlement on behalf of a telecommunications company whose fibre-optic network had been damaged by a grading company who had negligently performed work in and around a construction site. ...

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