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Brian K. Herrington

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Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit – Know Your Rights

Camp Lejeune Water Contamination Lawsuit

Background Camp Lejeune is a Marine Corps Base in Jacksonville, North Carolina. From 1953 to 1987, Camp Lejeune’s tap water system was seriously contaminated. Base personnel and their families bathed in, and ingested tap water contaminated with dangerous chemicals at levels from 240-3400 times higher than allowed by applicable safety standards. In 2009, the federal government began investigations into the water systems and the injuries reported by people affected by the Camp Lejeune water contamination. In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control found that the contaminated water significantly increased the risk of multiple diseases. Camp Lejeune Justice Act of 2022 On August 10, 2022,...

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Sexual Abuse By a Southern Baptist Church Member

Southern Baptist Church

Like the Catholic Church, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has disclosed that, for years, pastors and other church leaders have committed horrible abuses against church members. The SBC and local Baptist churches have covered up these abuses. They’ve protected the abusers while doing nothing for the victims. A bombshell report released by the SBC Executive Committee states that the SBC’s “main concern was avoiding potential liability for the SBC.” The SBC also revealed a 205-page document listing various details about hundreds of abuse cases that occurred throughout the country. BACKGROUND For decades, abuse victims and other concerned individuals contacted the SBC to report child...

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Check Your Receipts! You May Have A Case!

FACTA Claim

The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act In 2003, Congress passed the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (“FACTA”) to help protect consumers against identity theft. FACTA requires merchants to print no more than the last five digits of your card number on the receipt given to you at the time of the sale. If you look at a receipt given to you, your card number should look something like this: ACCT: ***********12345 In this example, you can see that all but the last five digits have been removed or redacted. If you’re given a receipt that shows more than the last five digits,...

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Geico Class Action Lawsuit

Geico Class Action Lawsuit Mississippi

CHHABRA GIBBS & HERRINGTON PLLC FILES CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST GEICO FOR COVID-RELATED AUTO INSURANCE PREMIUMS. On June 4, 2021, Plaintiff Richard Rose, represented by Chhabra Gibbs & Herrington PLLC, filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of all Mississippi residents against GEICO General Insurance Company, et al. (“GEICO”) for overcharging for automobile insurance during the pandemic. In response to the coronavirus outbreak in early 2020, Mississippi Governor Tate Reeves issued state-at-home and/or shelter-in-place orders that resulted in a drastic reduction in automobile travel on Mississippi roads and highways. Because of that drop off in travel, there were fewer auto accidents. Therefore,...

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Dispatches from the Zantac MDL

Zantac MDL

All Zantac cases filed in federal court are now before Judge Rosenberg in the Southern District of Florida (“MDL Court”). To date, the Court has entered 42 pretrial orders covering everything from appointing lead counsel and leadership committees for Plaintiffs and Defendants to establishing a procedure lawyers can use to register the claims of their unfiled clients rather than filing formal complaints. Below are some of the highlights of the 42 pretrial orders (“PTO”). We’ll be posting information about the Zantac litigation on a regular basis, so check back often to stay up to date. PTO 11:   Establishing a procedure for...

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Using Consumer Statutes To Combat Identity Theft

Combat Identity Theft

Imagine waking up one morning to find that your savings account has been emptied out or reviewing your credit card statement and seeing thousands of dollars in unfamiliar charges. Then your bank or credit card company acts like it’s your fault. Don’t let them get away with it. Identity theft occurs far too often to consumers. And banks and credit card companies are far too eager to let the victims foot the bill. But this doesn’t have to be the case. Handled correctly, an identity theft victim can put the burden of proof on the bank or credit card company to...

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