Judge asked to protect Indian farmers from USDA
Wednesday, August 13, 2003

A federal judge is being asked to stop the Department of Agriculture from collecting debts from Indian farmers involved in class action discrimination lawsuit.

The Keeps Eagle case accuses the USDA of systemic racism. The plaintiffs claim damages of $19 billion.

A separate case involving African-American farmers was settled for $375 million.

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Indians seek farm debt relief (AP 8/13)

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