At least 5,100 claims filed for share of Keepseagle settlement

At least 5,100 claims have been filed as part of the the $760 million Keepseagle settlement for discrimination at the Department of Agriculture, The Weekly Alibi reports.

A significant number of claims came from the Southwest. The law firm handling the settlement said about 300 Indian farmers and ranchers from New Mexico and about 380 from Arizona are seeking a share of the money.

The settlement will result in payments of up to $50,000 for one track and payments of up to $250,000 for a second track.

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Justice for Native Farmers (The Weekly Alibi 1/12)

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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