Feds Settle Coquille Tribe's Suit Over Health Contracts

Law360, Chicago (April 3, 2015, 7:57 PM EDT) -- The federal government has settled a lawsuit accusing the Indian Health Service of shortchanging the Coquille Indian Tribe on contracts for health programs, according to documents filed Thursday in D.C. federal court.

Attorneys for the North Bend, Oregon-based tribe filed a motion to dismiss their suit without prejudice in light of the settlement agreement. They said that the parties will seek dismissal with prejudice once the government has paid the tribe, but did not disclose the amount owed under the settlement.

The suit originally sought $4.1 million in damages for allegedly unpaid "contract support costs," or CSC, for health programs under...

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