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Cobell
Appeal granted for Cobell historical accounting


The D.C. Court of Appeals has granted petitions to review a judge's decision to award $455.6 million in the Cobell Indian trust case.

The plaintiffs and the federal government are both appealing the decision. The plaintiffs say the amount is too low while the government contends no money can be awarded.

In January, Judge James Robertson ruled it was "impossible" to perform a historical accounting of the Individual Indian Money trust.

Court Order:
Cobell v. Kempthorne (November 18, 2008)

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