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UDC-DCSL Students May Assist Black Farmers in Class Action Settlement

Monday, October 17, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Max Rodriguez
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In May 2011, a federal judge in Washington, D.C. approved a $1.25 billion settlement and conditionally agreed to a fee range that could generate a $92.5 million award to be split among all the lawyers involved in a class action involving black farmers who missed out on a government loan discrimination settlement more than a decade ago.  As part of the agreement, Crowell & Moring litigation partner and co-lead class counsel Andrew Marks said class attorneys are discussing the possibility of using UDC-DCSL students to assist class members with tax questions related to the settlement. Read the entire article in the Legal Times, "Farmers case yields big fees.”


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