The clock is ticking on negotiations to settle another mammoth discrimination suit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this one brought by Native American farmers and ranchers. The class action, filed in D.C. federal court in November 1999, accuses the department of denying thousands of Native American farmers and ranchers the same opportunity to obtain farm loans it routinely gave to white farmers. The discrimination allegedly caused the loss of billions of dollars in credit over a 25-year period.
Native American Farmers' Class Action Unsettled as Next Deadline Looms
The National Law Journal
April 8, 2010