Lawyers Weigh Appeal After $3.4 Billion Tribal Lands Settlement

Tuscon Sentinel reports on Ted Frank's work to appeal an unfair settlement for claims by Native Americans who entrusted property to the government.

A federal appeals court Tuesday rejected claims by one group of Indians in the class-action suit that they were short-changed by terms of the so-called Cobell settlement. Kimberly Craven had argued that it was impossible under the terms of the deal to tell whether some Indians are being over-compensated while others are being underpaid.

Craven’s attorney, Ted Frank, said he is reviewing the ruling and that a decision on an appeal will need to be made sooner rather than later. Ultimately, the decision to is up to Craven, he said.

“We need to look at our chances of winning and we have to evaluate where the ruling sits in with the law,” Frank said.

Read the full article at the Tuscon Sentinel.