D.C. Federal Judge Denies 2 Motions To Modify $680M Farming Settlement
Mealey's (August 25, 2015, 12:04 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A District of Columbia federal judge on July 24 acknowledged that “the claims process failed” in a 2011 $680 million settlement reached between Native American farmers and the U.S. secretary of Agriculture in a class suit over discriminatory government loan processing; however, he denied two motions seeking to modify the settlement (Marilyn Keepseagle, et al. v. Tom Vilsack, Secretary, U.S. Department of Agriculture, No. 99-3119, D. D.C.; 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97574).