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Federal Circuit Finds Merit In Claim That Government Breached USDA Settlement

Mealey's (August 17, 2018, 1:06 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A finality provision in a $680 million settlement of Native American farmers’ discrimination claims against the U.S. Department of Agriculture does not bar a class member’s claim that the government breached the agreement by directing workers not to help the class member with his case, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals held Aug. 16 in reversing and remanding (Timothy LaBatte v. United States, No. 17-2396, Fed. Cir., 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 22848).

(Opinion available.  Document #96-180914-011Z.)

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