Durham, NC (PRWEB) July 24, 2008
Six law firms, McEachin & Gee (Virginia), Chestnut, Sanders, Sanders Pettaway & Campbell (Alabama), James Scott Farrin (North Carolina), Pogust, Braslow & Millrood (Pennsylvania and New Jersey), Conlon, Frantz & Phelan (Washington, D.C.), and Phillip L. Fraas (Washington, D.C.), announced today that a team from their firms, featuring Attorney Donald Gee, will be traveling to Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, and Tennessee to discuss the re-opening of the closed 1999 class-action lawsuit, Pigford v. Glickman. This suit became known as the "Black Farmer Settlement." The law firms are now evaluating denied, late claims that may now have an opportunity to be considered under a new law, which was proposed in part by Senator Barack Obama.
Mr. Gee will be speaking from 10 am through 6 pm at the following locations:
Monday July 28, 2008
Walthall County Library
Tuesday July 29, 2008
Columbia Country Club
Wednesday July 30, 2008
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites
Mr. Gee will be speaking from 10 am through 4 pm at the following locations:
Thursday July 31, 2008
Donald McEachin, Mr. Gee's law partner, will be speaking from 10 am through 6 pm at:
Friday August 1, 2008
McEachin & Gee, Chestnut, Sanders, Sanders Pettaway & Campbell, Law Offices of James Scott Farrin, Pogust, Braslow & Millrood, Conlon, Frantz & Phelan, and Phillip L. Fraas are the only firms endorsed by the National Black Farmers' Association. These firms are also working with the Federation of Southern Cooperatives, and the law firms collectively represent over 50,000 black farmers
The firms have set up an informational telephone line at 1-866-472-7826, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Also available is an informational website, http://www.blackfarmerclaims.com, where attorney Donald Gee discusses his own childhood working on a black-owned farm. Mr. Gee is an accomplished trial attorney. He obtained a B.A. degree in Political Science from Virginia Commonwealth University, and he received a law degree from Howard University School of Law.