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Consumer Law

Are You Paying Illegal Interest Rates to Upgrade or Prosper?

The rise of financial technology (fintech) has brought a flood of new companies operating differently from standard banks. Companies like Upgrade, Inc., and Prosper Marketplace are two of the most popular personal loan entities available through new technology. However, these lenders are subject to different laws than other financial institutions.

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Consumer Law

How Much Can LoanMart Charge in Interest?

Taking out a loan of any kind comes with risks, fees, and interest. However, not all loans are equal, and not all lenders are trustworthy. State laws aim to protect us from predatory lenders who utilize short-term loans at high interest rates to profit off a consumer’s emergent need for

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Uncategorized

Do I Need an Attorney for a Charter Bus Crash Injury?

Organizations such as schools or tour groups hire charter buses as a convenient and comfortable way to travel with a group. However, privately rented vehicles face the same dangers as any other vehicle on the road. The size of charter vehicles and other variables put passengers and other drivers at

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Uncategorized

Who is Liable When a Car Crashes into a Business?

Most of us don’t worry about being involved in car crashes when we aren’t in a vehicle. Unfortunately, pedestrians who are shopping or sitting down to eat at a restaurant are injured every day when a car crashes into a business. Injuries sustained from such an incident can be severe,

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Consumer Law

Maginnis Howard Investigates SiriusXM for Cancellation Process

This is a blog post for informational and advertising purposes. Maginnis Howard is a civil litigation law firm investigating potential violations of consumer rights and is not affiliated with the following company. SiriusXM is an audio entertainment business that provides content to consumers on a subscription fee basis. The service

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Personal Injury

5 Reasons to Hire a Personal Injury Attorney After an Accident

No one expects to have their life turned upside down due to an accident. Many people believe that even in the event of an unexpected injury, they don’t need or couldn’t afford to hire a personal lawyer. However, skilled personal injury attorneys are trained to respond to each client compassionately

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Consumer Law

What to Know About Lendmark Financial Services

Lendmark Financial Services is a consumer finance company based in Lawrenceville, Georgia. The company was organized in 1996 as a First Liberty Bank of Macon, GA subsidiary. In the summer of 2000, First Liberty Bank and its subsidiaries (including Lendmark) were acquired by Branch Banking and Trust Company (BB&T) of Winston-Salem,

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Personal Injury

Why Hire a Personal Injury Attorney for an Accidental Shooting?

Accidental shootings are a serious and preventable cause of injury and death in North Carolina. Unfortunately, irresponsible gun owners may improperly secure a weapon or allow an intoxicated or inexperienced individual access to their firearm. If an accidental shooting does occur because of someone’s negligence, an experienced attorney can help

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Consumer Law

Schnucks, Weis Added to WanaBana Lead Poisoning Recall

Maginnis Howard filed suit last month against Ecuadorian food producer WanaBana after 4 North Carolina children got lead poisoning after consuming the company’s Apple Cinnamon Fruit Puree. Now, recalls of two other brands, Schnucks and Weis, have parents and other consumers concerned about further contamination. If you have purchased products

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