McEachin & Gee, Chestnut, Sanders, Sanders Pettaway & Campbell, James Scott Farrin, Pogust, Braslow & Millrood, Conlon, Frantz & Phelan, and Phillip L. Fraas are Investigating Denied, Late Claims iled under Pigford v. Glickman.

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The firms have filed discrimination suits against USDA for thousands of African American Farmers.

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 at the following locations:

Monday August 4, 2008
Radisson Hotel Memphis Airport
2411 Winchester Road
Memphis, TN 38116
10am to 7pm

Tuesday August 5, 2008
First United Methodist Church
202 S.E. St.
Somerville, TN 38068
10am to 7pm

Wednesday August 6, 2008
Collierville Banquet Hall
449 Hwy 72. Suite 5
Collierville, TN 38017
10am to 6pm

New Harvest Presbyterian Church
111 Williams Blvd.
Florence, SC 29504
10am to 1pm
(Donald Gee will not be appearing at this location)

Thursday, August 7, 2008
Kirkwood National Golf Club
277 Palmer Lane, Hwy 4 W
Holly Springs, MS 37635
10am to 7pm

Friday August 8, 2008
Batesville Civic Center
290 Civic Center Drive
Batesville, MS 38606
10am to 7pm

Saturday August 9, 2008
Holiday Inn Express
1636 S. Peterson Ave.
Douglas, GA 31535
10am to 7pm

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,, 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.


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