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Nearing Key Deadline in $3.4 Billion Indian Trust Settlement

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The April 20 deadline is approaching to participate in the $3.4 billion class action Settlement, Cobell v. Salazar.

Beneficiaries who want to maintain their right to sue the federal government for damages must submit a claim form by the deadline. Claim forms are available at the Indian Trust website,, or by calling the toll-free number: 1-800-961-6109.

Individuals may submit comments or objections to the settlement, or request to speak at the fairness hearing, slated for June 20 in Washington, D.C.

Class Members who received a formal notice in the mail about the Settlement and who are currently receiving Individual Indian Money (IIM) account statements do not have to do anything to receive payment.

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