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Federal appeals court rejects challenge to American Indian trust settlement
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday rejected a challenge to a $3.4 billion settlement in the American Indian trust [class website; JURIST news archive] class-action lawsuit. Judge Thomas Hogan of the US Distric (More)
Indian trust lawsuit leader Cobell dies at 65
Elouise Cobell, who successfully led plaintiffs in the Indian trust class action lawsuit against the US Department of the Interior (DOI) , died from cancer Sunday at age 65. The resulting $3.4 billion settlement for mismanaged Indian land royaltie (More)
Federal judge clears path for appeal of Indian trust settlement agreement
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Wednesday ruled that challengers of the $3.4 billion settlement agreement in the American Indian trust class-action lawsuit will not be required to put up a bond before proceeding (More)
Federal judge approves settlement in 15-year American Indian trust suit
Judge Thomas Hogan of the US District Court for the District of Columbia Monday approved a $3.4 billion settlement in the American Indian trust class-action lawsuit. The suit has been underway for 15 years, with a federal judge approving of the (More)
Obama signs bill funding minority farmer settlements
US President Barack Obama on Wednesday signed a bill authorizing funds for a settlement with minority farmers over discrimination claims. The settlements include $3.4 billion to resolve claims that the Department of the Interior (DOI) mismanaged (More)
US House approves minority farmer settlements
The US House of Representatives on Tuesday voted 256-152 to authorize settlements between the US government and minority farmers for alleged discrimination. The settlements include $3.4 billion to resolve claims that the Department of the Interior (More)
Senate approves minority farmer settlements
The US Senate on Friday authorized by voice vote settlements between the US government and minority farmers for alleged discrimination. The settlements include $3.4 billion to resolve claims that the Department of the Interior (DOI) mismanaged fu (More)
Federal judge extends deadline for Congress to approve Indian Trust settlement
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday extended the deadline for Congress to approve the $3.4 billion settlement concerning the US government's alleged mismanagement of funds held in trust for American Indian land (More)
Federal judge grants delay in American Indian trust settlement
US district court judge James Robertson granted Congress additional time Thursday to approve a $3.4 billion settlement against the government in a class action lawsuit [complaint, PDF; JURIST news archive] brought for its alleged mismanagement of (More)
Obama administration announces $3.4 billion Indian Trust settlement
The US government announced Tuesday that a settlement agreement worth more than $3.4 billion has been reached in a 13-year class action lawsuit [plaintiffs' website; JURIST news archive] concerning the US government's alleged mismanagement (More)