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Pembina Judgements Settlement

Settlement Structure: Claims Made

Active: Closed

Closed Settlement Statement:

According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.

Case Summary:

This settlement resolves a class action alleging that the Department of the Interior, Department of the Treasury, and the USA violated their trust duties, for the 1964 and 1980 Pembina Judgment Fund Awards of the Indian Claims Commission, by mismanagement and improper accounting of the funds. The successors to the historic Pembina Band include members of the White Earth Band, the Turtle Mountain Band, the Chippewa Cree Tribe, the Little Shell Tribe, and non-member lineal descendants.

Docket Number:

1:20-cv-03775-TFH

Company: United States Department of the Interior

Filing Deadline: September 8, 2021

Objection Deadline: April 29, 2021

Exclusion Deadline: April 29, 2021

Final Approval Hearing: June 10, 2021

Proof of Purchase:

You must provide proof of identity and of your eligibility to participate in this settlement. For more information, see the Notice at https://pembinasettlement.com/pembina/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Pembina-Long-Form-Notice.pdf.

Eligibility:

You may be eligible if

- You are an original individual beneficiary of the 1964 or 1980 Pembina Judgment Fund Award(s).
- You are the legal representative of a settlement class member, authorized under law to represent that settlement class members in this matter.
- You are a First-Line Heir, that is, in the absence of a legal representative authorized to act on behalf of an original individual beneficiary, you are the living spouse of a deceased original individual beneficiary or, if there is no living spouse, the oldest living child of the deceased original individual beneficiary.
- You are a Second-Line Heir, that is, in the absence of a legal representative authorized to act on behalf of an original individual beneficiary, where there is no First-Line Heir, a next-closest living heir to a deceased original individual beneficiary.

Typical Settlement Amount:

Awards range from $50 to $1,440. For specific allocations to various groups, see the Notice at https://pembinasettlement.com/pembina/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Pembina-Long-Form-Notice.pdf.

Total Settlement Amount: $59,000,000

Class Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:

$2,000 each; total of $170,000

Law Firm:
Native American Rights Fund (NARF)

Claim Form: Pembina Judgements Settlement Claim Form

Case Name: Peltier, et al. v. De La Vega, et al

Settlement Website: Pembina Judgements Settlement Website

Claims Administrator:
Class Experts Group, LLC

Claims Administrator Contact Information:

Pembina Settlement Administrator
c/o Class Experts Group LLC
P.O. Box 995
Mequon, WI 53092
833-999-9915
info@PembinaSettlement.com

Tags: Native American Issues, Poor Administration or Mismanagement of Funds