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Mass Tort & Class Action Firm Partnership

Mass Tort & Class Action Firm Partnership

Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. is proud to present a new focused practice area in partnership with attorney Brian K. Herrington. Brian will be leading the Mass Torts & Class Actions with a separate firm that is called Chhabra Gibbs & Herrington PLLC. Brian has been practicing law for 25 years and has successfully represented consumers, small-business plaintiffs, and attorneys general in complex litigation. Brian began his legal career working extensively on behalf of the attorneys general of 14 states in their fight against the tobacco industry. These cases recouped billions of taxpayer’s dollars spent treating tobacco-related illnesses. Brian has become a...

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COVID-19 Not Stalling Our Immigration Team

Immigration - bond

Congratulations to Angela Trehan and her immigration team, they recently posted an updated status on a bond approval and other immigration case advancements. COVID-19 has not stalled us at all this week: We successfully obtained a bond approval, a joint motion with a DHS attorney, and two Positive Credible Fear Interviews for clients! If you need legal immigration assistance, attorney Angela Trehan and our immigration team are available to help. Our immigration team offers an array of immigration legal services for clients in the Mississippi area and around the nation. Our legal team speaks Spanish and Punjabi as well as English. You can contact us...

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Fired for Quarantining? Coronavirus and My Job

Coronavirus - Covid-19

As Congress passes stimulus bills to prop up our declining economy due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19), many employees are nervous about how the virus may affect their job status. Given the shutdown affect the virus will have on businesses and events in Mississippi and the nation, it is fair to assume that layoffs and downsizing will happen soon. Some employees may quarantine themselves and live in isolation because they have COVID-19 or have come into contact with someone who does. Some employers may be angry their employees are forced to quarantine and decide to fire their employees for isolating themselves. The...

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Angela K. Trehan – Immigration Attorney

Angela Trehan

Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. would like to welcome our newest attorney, Angela K. Trehan to our law firm. Angela will be leading the immigration team with the CG Immigration department. Angela Trehan is a Mississippi girl.  She was born and raised in the Jackson area.  She has been working as an attorney in the immigration practice area for more than seven years.  She has practiced immigration law in many courts around the country including:  New Mexico, Texas, Florida, California, New York, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Mississippi. Angela has loved learning about other cultures as long as she can remember. At the age of...

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How Long is Too Long To Wait To Get Medical Treatment After Injury

Medical Treatment

How long is too long to wait to get medical treatment if you are in an injury?   When people have a fall at work or at a business, their first thought is often embarrassment, and their first feeling is often pain.  But in many cases it is hard to tell whether the pain is just a temporary soreness that does not require medical treatment, or something more serious.  There is no way to know for sure without seeing a doctor.  Some people are too stubborn to go to the doctor for medical treatment in Mississippi unless they absolutely have to and...

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New Year’s Eve Safety

Happy New Year's

One of the busiest nights of the year in Mississippi, New Year’s Eve, is celebrated in homes, bars, night clubs, and restaurants. It’s great to have fun but it is important to be safe, and to make safety a priority. Personal injuries are very common on this time of year, unfortunately. The personal injury attorneys at Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. have put together some New Year’s Eve safety tips for you and your loved ones to ring in the New Year safely. Avoid drinking and driving: If you are going out for New Year’s Eve, make plans in advance for...

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Zantac Cancer Lawsuits

zantac cancer

Zantac, or its generic form Ranitidine, is used to treat and prevent the formation of ulcers in the stomach and counteract the accumulation of acid in the stomach that may lead to gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Recently, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted the public that some ranitidine medications, including Zantac, contain low levels of a possible human carcinogen known as N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA). The FDA is currently assessing the risk posed to patients from the presence of NDMA. This compound is classified as a potentially dangerous cancer-causing agent, and is used in gasoline, rocket fuel, as a stabilizer in...

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USCIS Policy Alert: Good Moral Character

Policy Alert USCIS

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a policy alert today to give practitioners guidance on how certain “unlawful acts” could impact a person’s ability to naturalize. A person can become a naturalized United States citizen after establishing 3-5 years as a Legal Permanent Resident (green card holder) or through military service. A person must also be eighteen years old and have “good moral character” (GMC) to complete the naturalization process. The policy alert mentioned above concerns the GMC element of the naturalization process. USCIS policy now states that the commission of, or conviction or imprisonment for, an unlawful...

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Domestic Violence & Immigration

Domestic Violence

According to a study by the Center for Disease Control (“CDC”), on average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men across the United States. The prevalence of domestic violence is an unfortunate but real factor for many people. Some of the people experiencing this do not have immigration status in the United States, meaning that they are not lawfully present here. Some people can obtain status in the United States through the Violence Against Women Act or VAWA....

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Master versus Individual Hearing – What’s the Difference?

Master Hearing

Many people in removal proceedings do not realize the different types of hearings that will take place during the removal process. If you appear at an Immigration Court in front of the Executive Office of Immigration Review, chances are you are appearing for your master calendar hearing. These “master hearings” are one of the most common functions of an immigration court and are usually the first hearings a person in removal proceedings has in front of an Immigration Judge. These hearings are typically to check on the status of a case, to review the charges the government is bringing against...

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