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Cobell
Congress gets more time to act on Cobell settlement


February 28 is the new deadline for Congress to take action on the $3.4 billion Cobell settlement.

The Cobell plaintiffs and the Department of Justice agreed to an extension after Congress failed to take action by December 31.

The settlement provides $1.4 billion for the plaintiffs and other trust beneficiaries. It establishes a $2 billion program to buy fractionated interests from willing landowners.

Get the Story:
Cobell Settlement Deadline Extended (The Blog of Legal Times 12/29)
Blackfeet woman's battle for trust settlement long, pitched (The Great Falls Tribune 1/3)

Relevant Documents:
Agreement | Press Release | Q&A | Audio

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