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Monsanto Roundup Cases Move Forward

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Monsanto Roundup Judge Allows Cases To Move Forward According to the Associated Press, hundreds of lawsuits alleging Monsanto Roundup weed killer caused cancer cleared a big hurdle Tuesday when a U.S. judge ruled that cancer victims and their families could present expert testimony linking the herbicide to non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. U.S. District Judge Vince Chhabria said evidence that the active ingredient in Roundup — glyphosate — can cause the disease seemed “rather weak.” Still, the opinions of three experts linking glyphosate and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma were not “junk science” that should be excluded from a trial, the judge ruled. The lawsuits say agrochemical giant Monsanto,...

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Attorneys Recent CABA Speaking Engagement

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Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. Attorneys Rogen K. Chhabra and Teresa E. Harvey were honored to speak at the Capital Area Bar Association’s continuing legal education seminar on April 6th at the Mississippi Bar Center in Jackson, MS. Mr. Chhabra spoke to the group of attorneys about the essentials needed to start your own law firm. Ms. Harvey spoke regarding social security disability and practicing before administrative law judges. If you or a loved one is in need of assistance with Personal Injury, Workers’ Compensation or Social Security Disability in Mississippi, feel free to contact Rogen or Teresa by calling 601-948-8005 or...

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Insurance Questions After a Car Wreck

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Insurance Questions After Dealing With a Car Wreck.   What happens if I have a car wreck and I don’t have car insurance?   In Mississippi, the law requires that every person driving a car be able to provide proof of insurance coverage.  Failure to have insurance can subject you to penalties and fines, but it is much worse if you have a car wreck that is your fault.    You can always be sued whether you have insurance or not, but without insurance you would liable for all of the damages.  This could subject you to garnishment and/or seizure of your assets.  Also, you...

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Featured Speakers at NFB of Mississisppi

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Recently, Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. Attorney Darryl Gibbs and Law Clerk Caroline Boyd were featured speakers for the afternoon general session of the State Convention for the National Federation of the Blind of Mississippi. The convention is a weekend long gathering of the Mississippi chapters of the Federation, with this year representing the 46th annual occurrence. Darryl and Caroline spoke on the topic of "Serving the Underserved", with Darryl closing by fielding questions from convention attendees and discussing fair treatment for those that are disabled. We would like to thank the President of the NFB of Mississippi, Patrina Pendarvis, as...

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Attorneys Lead AAJ Mock Trial Team to Victory

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Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. Attorneys, Rogen Chhabra and Amanda Fritz, were recently asked to coach a team of law students for the American Association of Justice mock trial competition. Since Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. has a passion for giving back to the community and coaching the next generation of experienced trial attorneys, Rogen Chhabra and Amanda Fritz gladly agreed.  The two attorneys, along with attorneys Eric Brown of the MS State Public Defender’s Office, and Jessica Pulliam of the MS Bureau of Narcotics, trained the students to present factual proof, introduce evidence, cross-examine witnesses, and deliver opening statements and closing...

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The Worker’s Compensation Truth

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People are often worried about getting fired if they hire a lawyer (or even if they don’t) after having a work injury – so what’s the truth and what’s myth? First, Mississippi is an at-will employment state.  What that means is that an employer can terminate an employee for almost any reason, unless it deals with age, sex, race, etc.  Unfortunately a person can legally be fired just for the fact that they got injured at work. But when our firm’s employees get hurt on the job, we want them to get good treatment. That’s what good employers should do.  That’s why...

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Workers’ Comp Eligible Under A Contractor?

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A common question we get from our Workers' Compensation clients is, "Am I eligible for Workers' Compensation if I was injured while working for a contractor or sub-contractor?" The answer is Yes. In Mississippi, if you get hurt on a job site working for a contractor or sub-contractor, in most cases, you are entitled to workers’ compensation.  If the sub-contractor you work for does not have insurance, then the contractor’s insurance is required to kick in.  So don’t be fooled if you are told that workers’ comp does not apply or that there is no insurance available. The law states: § 71-3-7 (6) In...

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Ray Gustavis – Recent Panelist

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On Saturday, October 28th, Ray Gustavis, Associate Attorney for Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. attended as a speaker and panelist at the Mississippi Workers’ Center for Human Rights – Injured Workers Summit in Greenville, MS. This is an annual summit for injured workers, friends, and families fighting for workers’ rights to safe jobs. Ray's presentation was an overview of Mississippi Workers' Compensation Law with questions and answers. Ray joined our firm in 2015, and has represented many Workers’ Compensation clients for Mississippi. Ray is admitted to practice before all Mississippi State and Federal Courts, including the Mississippi Supreme Court. Most recently, she...

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Car Fatalities by Phone Distraction Inaccurate

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According to a new report from Bloomberg, the data and information that is out there about cell phone use while driving as well as car fatalities from cell phone use is very inaccurate, and that creates a huge problem. The NHTSA (National Highway Transportation Safety Administration) keeps up with all of the vehicle related fatalities that occur each year in the United States. With that information from NHTSA, lawmakers, journalists, and activists focus their energy around it. Bloomberg’s report found that NHTSA’s data is not reporting correctly the cell phone usage causing fatalities. Recent reports by NHTSA show that over the last...

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Jackson Free Press – Best of Jackson

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  Best of Jackson - Jackson Free Press   Congratulations to our firm for being a finalists in the Jackson Free Press - Best of Jackson for Best Local Law Firm, Rogen K. Chhabra for being a finalist for Best Local Lawyer, Rogen K. Chhabra, Darryl M. Gibbs, and Amanda G. Fritz being a finalist for Best Plaintiff's Attorney. Also Congratulations to Teresa E. Harvey for winning Best Family Law Attorney. Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. is founded upon the belief that everyone is entitled to quality representation and access to their attorney. We are dedicated to helping individuals and families harmed by someone...

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