A $760 million class action settlement has been reached in a lawsuit against the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) that claimed the USDA discriminated against Native Americans who applied for farm loans or loan servicing between January 1, 1981 and November 24, 1999. The settlement will pay cash and provide loan forgiveness for USDA loans to those who qualify.
Who is included?
The settlement class includes all Native American farmers and ranchers who: farm or ranch or attempted to farm or ranch between January 1, 1981 and November 24, 1999; and tried to get a farm loan or loan servicing from the USDA during that period; and complain about discrimination to the USDA either directly or through a representative during the time period.
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