Cobell Lawsuit & Settlement

Appeals planned in $3.4B settlement to Indian trust fund case

Two notices of appeal have been filed in the Cobell trust fund case.

Kimberly Craven, a member of the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate, has been a vocal critic of the $3.4 billion settlement to the case. She plans to appeal although she did not opt out of the deal.

Another notice was filed by the Harvest Institute Freedmen Federation. The group is representing two Freedmen descendants.

Judge Thomas F. Hogan approved the settlement from the bench on June 20 and by written order on July 27. The appeals will delay the distribution of money to Indian beneficiaries so the attorneys representing the named plaintiffs are asking each objector to put up an $8.3 million bond.

Get the Story:
Appeals planned in $3.4B Indian trust settlement; plaintiffs seek multimillion-dollar bonds (AP 9/1)

Relevant Documents:
Order Granting Final Approval To Settlement | Exhibit A and Exhibit B

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