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    Indian plaintiffs appeal trust case ruling
    by Skabewis
    By Mary Clare Jalonick
    Washington, D.C. (AP)

    A half-million American Indian plaintiffs are appealing a federal judge’s recent decision to award them much less than they wanted in a long-running trust case.

    U.S. District Judge James Robertson said in an Aug. 7 decision...
    09-20-2008, 10:27 AM
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    Government seeks appeal of Indian trust case
    by Skabewis
    By Mary Clare Jalonick
    Washington, D.C. (AP) 9-08

    The government has requested an appeal of a judge’s ruling to award American Indian plaintiffs $455 million in a 12-year-old trust case.

    The government’s request to appeal comes two weeks after the plaintiffs...
    09-26-2008, 12:38 PM
  • Skabewis
    Government offers $680 million for Indian farmers
    by Skabewis
    By Mary Clare Jalonick
    Washington (AP)

    The government is offering American Indian farmers who say they were denied farm loans a $680 million settlement.

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    Judge lowers expectations in Indian trust suit
    by Skabewis
    By Mary Clare Jalonick
    Washington, D.C. (AP)

    A federal judge indicated June 25 that American Indians who have filed a lawsuit against the government for mismanagement of trust funds may not be awarded the $47 billion they have said they are owed.

    The 12-year-old...
    07-03-2008, 01:14 PM
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    Government disputes $58 billion claim in Indian trust suit
    by Skabewis
    By Mary Clare Jalonick
    Washington, D.C. (AP)

    A group of American Indians is not entitled to a $58 billion claim against the United States – or anything close to that amount – over the mismanagement of century-old trust lands, government lawyers argued June 9.

    ...
    06-16-2008, 02:55 PM

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