October 17, 2011
by Alexandra Malatesta
Elouise Cobell, who successfully led plaintiffs in the Indian trust class action lawsuit against the US Department of the Interior (DOI), died from cancer Sunday at age 65. The resulting $3.4 billion settlement for mismanaged Indian land royalties was the largest settlement in US government ...[read more]
October 7, 2011
by Hillary Stemple
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Wednesday ruled that challengers of the $3.4 billion settlement agreement in the American Indian trust class-action lawsuit will not be required to put up a bond before proceeding with appeals, clearing the way for appeals of the ...[read more]
June 22, 2011
by Sarah Posner
Judge Thomas Hogan of the US District Court for the District of Columbia Monday approved a $3.4 billion settlement in the American Indian trust class-action lawsuit. The suit has been underway for 15 years, with a federal judge approving of the most expensive class-action settlement against the US ...[read more]
April 9, 2010
by Patrice Collins
US district court judge James Robertson granted Congress additional time Thursday to approve a $3.4 billion settlement against the government in a class action lawsuit brought for its alleged mismanagement of American Indian trust funds. The delay, the third since the settlement was reached in ...[read more]
December 9, 2009
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US government announced Tuesday that a settlement agreement worth more than $3.4 billion has been reached in a 13-year class action lawsuit concerning the US government's alleged mismanagement of trust funds for a group of some 500,000 American Indians. US Attorney General Eric Holder and Se... ...[read more]
July 24, 2009
by Ingrid Burke
Cobell, et al. v. Salazar, et al., US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, July 24, 2009. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here. Latest commentary available here... ...[read more]
August 8, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
US District Judge James Robertson on Thursday ruled in a 12-year class action lawsuit concerning the US government's alleged mismanagement of trust funds for a group of some 500,000 Native Americans. Plaintiffs led by Eloise Cobell had argued that the federal government owed them $58 billion... ...[read more]
June 9, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
The US District Court for the District of Columbia began hearings Monday in Cobell v. Kempthorne, a class-action suit brought in 1996 alleging US government mismanagement of trust funds for a group of some 500,000 Native Americans and their heirs. Judge James Robertson will decide how much the ...[read more]
April 29, 2008
by Brett Murphy
US District Judge James Robertson said Monday in a court hearing that he would set a dollar figure on the US government's alleged mismanagement of trust funds for a group of some 500,000 Native Americans in a 12-year class action lawsuit against the US Department of the Interior. Plaintiffs led... ...[read more]
March 6, 2008
by Jaime Jansen
A federal judge in the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Wednesday scheduled a June trial to resolve the decade-old Indian Trust case. In January, US District Judge James Robertson ruled that the US Department of the Interior (DOI) unreasonably delayed the accounting of... ...[read more]

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