D.C. Circuit Panel: No Jurisdiction Over Challenge Of $680M Farming Settlement
Mealey's (March 17, 2016, 11:19 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — The District of Columbia Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on March 4 upheld a trial court’s ruling that the court lacked ancillary jurisdiction to hear a settlement challenge filed by a class member in a class action brought by Native American farmers against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) (George B. Keepseagle, et al. v. Thomas J. Vilsack, Secretary of Agriculture, No. 14-5223, D.C. Cir.; 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 4093).
(Opinion available. Document #43-160318-020Z.)
A class complaint was filed in the U.S. District...