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Despite Sherrod Spotlight, Black Farmers Denied Again
Posted on 26 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Black farmers, due $1.2 billion for a legacy of discrimination by the Agriculture Department, suffered a new and disheartening setback this week, despite the national spotlight provided by the quickly disavowed firing of a black... Read More

Senate Rejects $3 Billion Indian Trust Settlement
Posted on 23 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) The U.S. Senate has rejected a $3.4 billion government settlement with American Indians that had been added to a much larger war-funding bill. The Senate passed the almost $60 billion bill funding President Obama's troop surge... Read More

Indian Lawsuit Plaintiff: Settlement A ‘Stepping Stone’
Posted on 31 Mar 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

TOPPENISH, Wash. – (AP) American Indians must urge Congress to quickly sign off on a $3.4 billion settlement of a lawsuit against the federal government for swindling them out of royalties for oil, gas, grazing and other leases, the lead plaintiff... Read More

Obama Signs Law Settling Indian Tribes, Black Farmers Lawsuits
Posted on 9 Dec 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) American Indians and black farmers will be paid $4.6 billion to address claims of government mistreatment over many decades under landmark legislation President Barack Obama signed Wednesday. The legislation "closes a long... Read More

No Vote From U.S. Senate On Indian Trust Settlement
Posted on 29 Sep 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) Supporters of a $3.4 billion government settlement with American Indians will have to keep waiting. The U.S. Senate is scheduled to adjourn Wednesday without giving the Obama administration the authority to settle a class-action lawsuit... Read More

Panel Hears Plan To Cap Attorney Fees In $3.4 Billion Settlement
Posted on 6 Apr 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

(AP) Attorneys in the government's $3.4 billion settlement with American Indians over mismanaged royalties are "stonewalling" a congressional panel as they ask a judge to more than double their fees in the case, the committee's chairman... Read More

Congress Poised To Pass Indian, Black Farmer Deals
Posted on 30 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) Would-be farmer Carl Eggleston has been waiting nearly a decade to refile his claim against the government for the discrimination he says he faced when he tried to start a hog farm on his Virginia property. The African-American... Read More

$3.4B Indian Settlement Added To War Funding Bill
Posted on 2 Jul 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

HELENA, Mont. - (AP) The U.S. House of Representatives attached a $3.4 billion government settlement with Indian trust beneficiaries to a war-funding bill that it passed just before breaking for the July Fourth holiday. The settlement was one of several... Read More