DOJ Reaches $940M Deal With Tribes Over Contract Suits

Law360, New York (September 17, 2015, 11:23 AM EDT) -- The federal government and a group of Native American tribes and tribal entities said Thursday they had reached a proposed $940 million settlement to resolve long-running litigation brought by the tribes over the U.S. Department of the Interior's alleged failure to fully cover the administrative expenses tribes incur providing education, public safety and other services under the Indian Self-Determination Act.

The government will pay $940 million to settle tribes' claims that the government's failure to completely fund their support costs for Interior Department contracts between 1994 and 2013 violated federal law. (Credit: Law360) Under the terms of the proposed settlement filed...

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