The Justice Department is nearing a comprehensive class settlement with Native American farmers who filed a discrimination suit against the federal government in 1999. Lawyers for the plaintiffs and DOJ attorneys met for a status conference this week in Washington federal district court. A lead plaintiffs' attorney, Joseph Sellers of Washington, D.C.'s Cohen Milstein, said a settlement is close, but neither side in the dispute discussed the terms of the proposed settlement in court.
Settlement Close in Native American Farmers' Discrimination Suit
The National Law Journal
October 14, 2010