Justice Department reviewing settlement in Indian farmer case
A top official at the Department of Justice is reviewing a settlement in a lawsuit filed by Indian farmers and ranchers who experienced discrimination at the Department of Agriculture.

Acting Deputy Attorney General Gary Grindler could give his approval of the deal soon, The National Law Journal reported. The terms haven't been discussed but it could include a payment to individual Indians.

According to the Journal, an economic expert for the plaintiffs in the Keepseagle case calculated the losses to be as high as $776 million. The denial of loans left Indian farmers and ranchers with $2.25 billion less in credit between 1981 and 2007.

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Settlement Close in Native American Farmers' Discrimination Suit (The National Law Journal 10/14)

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