Indian trust lawsuit leader Cobell dies at 65

[JURIST] Elouise Cobell, who successfully led plaintiffs in the Indian trust class action lawsuit [class action website] against the US Department of the Interior (DOI) [official website], died from cancer Sunday at age 65. The resulting $3.4 billion settlement [agreement, PDF] for mismanaged Indian land royalties was the largest settlement in US government history. Cobell, who was an accountant and a member of the Blackfeet tribe [official website], grew up on a Montana reservation [WP article] without amenities such as…

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