Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement

Cobell trust settlement expected to bring $23M to Wyoming





The Cobell trust fund settlement is expected to bring $23 million to Indian beneficiaries in Wyoming, The Casper Star-Tribune reports.

The first round of payments -- $1,000 to settle historical accounting claims -- is expected by the end of the year. A second round -- $800 and higher to settle trust administration claims -- will come later.

“This wasn’t a case for reparations,” attorney Dennis Gingold, who recently withdrew as lead counsel, told the paper. “This was a case to enforce the trust duties the U.S. has owed to Indians since 1887.”

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Cobell settlement brings $23 million to American Indian land trustees in Wyoming (The Casper Star-Tribune 12/9)

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