20 years in the making in order to give farmers a platform who were discriminated by the USDA to receive relief if they prevail in the lawsuit . Our intent is to provide all the detailed information as we can to assist farmers with the claims Process.
There is a large amount of misinformation being passed throughout the south about the lawsuit. If you filed a petition between October 13, 1999 up until July 18, 2008 when the farm bill Passed Congress.
The workshop will offer claimants information about who qualifies in the lawsuit and about the claims process itself. Further, no one should have to pay money to be part of the Pigford lawsuit. The lawsuit's claims process is progressing quickly. We are now in the midst of the 180 day period for claimants to file their claims. The end date is May 11, 2012. If you have questions about whether you are in the lawsuit please call EPIQ at 877 810 8110 and they will assist you with that information.(EPIQ is the administrator in the lawsuit.) To submit your claim, you also need to call EPIQ at 877 810 8110 to make an appointment with attorneys in your state. If you are a claimant, or have friends who are claimants, please call EPIQ now for an appointment if you have not already done so!!!! To see the list of meetings in the various states, please go to the "In Re Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation Settlement" website at www.blackfarmercase.com