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From No Credible Fear to A Winning Asylum Case

A Winning Asylum Case

Betrand struggled to make it to the US border traveling from Cameroon to Ecuador and then through the jungles of South America. At the US/Mexico border, he requested asylum where he was eventually detained and held in US Custody for over a year as he continued to fight his case. Initially Betrand received a negative credible fear at the border which was upheld by a Louisiana Judge. The Asylum Officer nor the Judge believed he truly feared returning to Cameroon. The Judge was quick to inform him that the Negative Credible Fear Judgement was not appealable on any level. After multiple attorneys...

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Mississippi Workers Compensation and Light Duty Restrictions

Light Duty Restrictions

If you have light duty restrictions in a Mississippi workers compensation case, the first thing you need to do is ask the employer to accommodate you so you can get back to work and make full wages. Many people have concerns about this advice because they are worried about getting hurt again at work or that the employer will not be nice to them about it. The problem is if you don’t try, you won’t be entitled to workers compensation benefits. The best bet is to let the employer say no. Force the employer to be the bad guy by...

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Elmiron Lawsuit

Elmiron Lawsuit

Elmiron is utilized to treat a condition known as interstitial cystitis, better known as “painful bladder syndrome.” It is also prescribed for osteoarthritis in humans as well as elderly dogs and horses. In 2018 and 2019, authors published an article in the American Academy of Ophthalmology in which they described patients of Elmiron experiencing pigmentary maculopathy of unclear cause following chronic exposure to Elmiron (pentosan polysulfate sodium) for interstitial cystitis. Maculopathy is a general term referring to any pathological condition that affects the macula, the central portion of the retina upon which visual acuity and sensitivity depends. Types of Maculopathy include age...

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Fair Appeal in Immigration Court

Appeal in Immigration Court

Always preserve your right to a fair appeal in Immigration Court.  Many clients have done an appeal on faulty decisions by immigration judges that wrongly decided the clients’ protections or relief. There are different appellate processes that immigrants must go through. These particular processes depend on the nature of the immigrant’s petition or application, whether the person has a valid immigration status, and whether that immigrant is detained in an immigration detention facility. Allow the attorneys at Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A., to assist you in your immigration court case so that you preserve your rights to due process and get a fair...

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Consumer Law In 2021: A Look Ahead

Consumer Law 2021

The lawyers of Chhabra Gibbs & Herrington PLLC spend each day fighting for the rights of consumers, and we look forward to continuing the fight in 2021. We are proud supporters of the efforts of organizations such as the National Consumer Law Center. Below are just some of the goals NCLC will be working on in 2021 – and Chhabra Gibbs & Herrington PLLC shares these goals. To see NCLC’s complete agenda, click here. Always remember, if you believe you have a case involving any of these subjects, give us a call for a free consultation. ACCESS TO JUSTICE: Restore our Day...

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I Was in a Car Wreck in Mississippi and the Accident Report is Wrong. What Can I Do?

Report - Car Accident

We see people quite often who are concerned that a car accident report or Mississippi crash report is wrong. We have heard many explanations like the officer wouldn’t listen, the officer knew the other person and was friends with them, or even that the officer didn’t talk to you. So, what can you do when the accident report is wrong? First, it is important to note that accident reports are not usually admissible in court, so what the report says should not matter. But it is unrealistic to just disregard a wrong accident report because insurance companies will throw them in...

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New FDCPA Rule on Debt Collector Contact

Debt FDCPA

Recently, A new final rule was announced on certain provisions of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), a federal law that provides limitations on what debt collectors can do when collecting certain types of debt. The new rule clarifies ways in which debt collectors can communicate with consumers and what types of collection practices are a violation of the FDCPA. Effective one year after the date of publication in the Federal Register, the rule finalizes major parts of a proposal we initially issued in 2019. Although it won’t go into effect until 2021, the FDCPA still prohibits debt collectors from,...

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Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

Many migrant children enter our country unlawfully each year, some alone and some with a single parent.  Our government has created a pathway to status in the U.S. for these “unaccompanied” minors called Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.  Depending on the state the child resides in, the guardian of the child can seek custody, guardianship, or the equivalent. Upon the granting of a State Order for Custody or Guardianship, the child will be eligible to file for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.  Once this status is granted the child is eligible for a green card as soon as a visa becomes available...

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Doctor Appointment Attendance is Important to an Injury Case

Attendance with your doctor

One of the best ways to ensure you get adequate and fair compensation for your injury in Mississippi is to make sure you receive medical treatment and do so in a timely manner. Documentation matters and attendance matters. The reasons that appointment attendance is important is that it can help paint a clearer picture about your injury, it may help speed up the process of your claim, and it may help you receive benefits if you are taken off of work by a doctor. On the contrary missed appointments can cause detrimental impact to your health or injury, can cause...

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Getting a Quick Response From My Mississippi Personal Injury Lawyer’s Office

Response by text

Technology has advanced at a rapid pace for decades. When injured on the job, or as result of a car accident or personal injury in Mississippi, look for a lawyer that can provide clients with fast communication and aggressive representation. Our firm uses a texting platform to expand our ways of reaching out to clients and to improve the client’s ability to reach us and get a quick response. This can speed up our communications with clients in 3 ways. 1. Quick response 24/7: Our incoming line for Chhabra and Gibbs, 601-948-8005 is now a call and text line. If you call...

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