Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement

Lawyer looking for beneficiaries who object to Cobell deal





An attorney in California wants to represent Indian beneficiaries who object to the $3.4 billion settlement in the Indian trust fund lawsuit.

Darrell Palmer says the Cobell legal team is requesting $223 million in fees -- "one of the largest fee requests in US history." He also says lead plaintiff Elouise Cobell and the other named plaintiffs "are requesting huge and unprecedented awards."

Palmer, who has experience in class action settlements, wants to file objections on behalf of beneficiaries "at no charge," according to his website, classactionfairness.com. He plans to appear at the June 20 fairness hearing in Washington, D.C.

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