Native American Farmers File Claims In Suit Against USDA


Wednesday, September 7th 2011, 3:15 pm
By: News On 6


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MUSKOGEE, Oklahoma -- Native American farmers and ranchers met with attorneys Wednesday in the $760 million Keepseagle class action lawsuit settlement.

The lawyers were in Oklahoma to help some Native American farmers and ranchers get their part of a settlement from a class-action lawsuit.

The settlement comes after a lawsuit claiming that the U.S. Department of Agriculture discriminated against Native Americans in farm loan applications and servicing.

Class members who want to file a claim for cash and loan forgiveness must do so by December 27, 2011, according to a release from the Cohen Millstein Sellers & Toll law firm.

The groups received assistance in filing claims in meetings held at a Muskogee hotel. The meetings continue from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, September 8.

To find out more or register for a claims package, go to IndianFarmClass.com or call 1-888-233-5506.