Cobell v. Salazar lawsuit settled
A proposed Settlement has been reached in the Elouise Cobell V. Salazar lawsuit.
13 years ago, Elouise Cobell filed a class-action lawsuit against the federal government on behalf of hundreds of Native Americans. The Plaintiffs claimed the United States had mismanaged billions of dollars owed them from individual Indian trust accounts and assets.
Indian trust accounts are the payments and accounts the government holds in trust for individual Indian beneficiaries. The money is what the government owes them for using resources on their individual Indian lands. This includes rights to oil, natural gas, mineral, timber, grazing, water and other resources.
The Settlement is with the Secretary of the Interior, the Assistant Secretary of the Interior-Indian Affairs, and the Secretary of the Treasury.
Under the terms of the
Settlement in Cobell v.
Salazar, the federal
Read the settlement: www.CobellSettlement.com
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