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DOJ seeks to limit attorney fees in USDA discrimination lawsuit





The Department of Justice is asking a federal judge to limit attorneys fees for the plaintiffs in the Keepseagle case.

The attorneys asked for $60.8 million. The Obama administration says they are only entitled to $30.4 million, or half of the request.

The fee request represents 8 percent of the $760 million settlement that the Indian farmers and ranchers agreed to accept for discrimination at the Department of Agriculture.

Get the Story:
DOJ Asks Judge To Limit Fees At $30.4M In Class Action (The Blog of Legal Times 3/21)

Relevant Documents:
Plaintiffs Press Release | Settlement | Notice Form A | Notice Form B
Damages Award | Loan Debt Relief
Native American Farmers and Ranchers Council | Named Plaintiffs
President Obama Statement | USDA Press Release

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