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Keepseagle Claim-Filing Assistance Scheduled
6 December 2011

Claims-filing assistance is offered December 20-22, 2011 at United Tribes Technical College, Bismarck, ND, for Native American farmers and ranchers involved  in the settlement of the Keepseagle case.  The settlement resolves a lawsuit claiming the USDA discriminated against Native Americans in farm loan applications and servicing. Class members must file their claims by December 27, 2011.

      Filing assistance will be provided in the United Tribes Jack Barden Center, lower level, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday, December 20-22.

      See below for more information about this filing assistance opportunity, and the Keepseagle case:

Contacts: Joseph Sellers and Christine Webber
Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC 202-408-4600

Local Meetings Will Provide Claims-Filing Help to Native American
Farmers and Ranchers In Keepseagle Settlement

(Washington, DC) – As part of the claims-filing process, attorneys appointed by the court will hold
meetings around the country to provide assistance to Native American farmers and ranchers who wish to file a claim in the $760 million Keepseagle class action settlement. The settlement resolves a lawsuit claiming that the U.S. Department of Agriculture discriminated against Native Americans in farm loan applications and servicing.

Over the past six months, Native American farmers and ranchers around the country received information about their legal rights and options by postal mail and through print and radio notices. Class members who want to file a claim for cash and loan forgiveness must file their claims by December 27, 2011.

Class members can get free assistance in filing a claim at meetings that will be held around the country from now through mid-December. There will meetings in this area at the Lower Level Jack BardenCenter in Bismarck, ND on December 20-22 from 9:00am to 5:00pm.

Class members who have already registered for a Claims Package will receive a schedule of meetings. The complete schedule of Claims Filing Meetings is also available at www.IndianFarmClass.com or by calling 1-888-233-5506. Media are requested to include the website and phone number in pieces about the settlement.

Class members wishing to register to receive a Claims Package can do so through the website or toll-free number or by writing to Keepseagle Settlement Administrator, PO Box 3560, Portland, OR 97208-3560.

Contact:
Class Counsel: Joseph Sellers and Christine Webber, Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, Washington, DC, 202-408-4600, http://www.cohenmilstein.com

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