The Pigford cases : USDA settlement of discrimination suits by black farmers
Congressional Research Service
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Abstract: This report highlights some of the events that led up to the original Pigford class action suit an the subsequent Pigford II settlement. The report also outlines the structure of both the original consent decree in Pigford and the settlement agreement in Pigford II. In addition, the report discusses the number of claims reviewed, denied, and awarded under Pigford, as well as some of the issues raised by various parties under both lawsuits. It will be updated periodically.
African American farmers--Legal status, laws, etc.
African American farmers--Civil rights
Class actions (Civil procedure)--United States
Dispute resolution (Law)--United States
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Is part of: CRS Report for Congress ; RS20430; CRS report for Congress ; RS20430.
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