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North Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s Top Verdicts & Settlements of 2020


Two Maginnis Howard settlements appear on North Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s list of the Top Verdicts & Settlements of 2020.

How We Scored on North Carolina Lawyers Weekly’s List


The first of the two Maginnis Howard settlements to appear on the list came it at #7.

A North Carolina Superior Court Judge has approved a settlement valued at more than $7 million dollars ($3,750,000.00 in cash and $3,279,343.55 in debt waiver) for claims under state unfair debt collection statutes filed on behalf of tenants of Southwood Realty Company, a North Carolina property management company.

Bridge Property Management (Wake County) also agreed to pay $505,000, and Grubb Management (Raleigh) will pay $475,000.

The class action, initially filed in Cumberland County Superior Court on September 1, 2018, alleged that Southwood Realty Company violated the Residential Rental Agreements Act, N.C.G.S. § 42-46 by charging and collecting various fees in connection with filing eviction actions.

You can read more about the settlement here.


The second settlement to appear on the list came in at #36.

Maginnis Howard attorneys, T. Shawn Howard and Karl S. Gwaltney settled a case where the family of a 14-year-old who was killed while crossing the street to board her school bus received a total of $1,360,000. 

You can read more about the settlement here.

Merger Announcement

We are pleased to announce that Charles G. Monnett III & Associates of Charlotte and Britton Law of Fayetteville are now part of Maginnis Howard. For more information on the merger, see this post. For more information on each location, visit the Our Firm tab in the navigation menu.

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