Welcome to the Informational Website for In re Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation Settlement

The Claim Filing Deadline was May 11, 2012. No additional claims are being accepted. If you have any further questions, please contact the Claims Administrator at 1-877-810-8110.

Welcome to the informational website for the Settlement in In re Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation (Case Number 08-mc-0511 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia), also known as “the Black Farmers case” or “Pigford II.” The Court in charge of this case ordered this website to provide you with basic information about this case, and what rights you may have. This website does not provide legal advice. Please call 1-877-810-8110 if you have any questions or need assistance.

Update:

The deadline to file a claim was May 11, 2012. No claims are being accepted.

All timely submitted claims have now been reviewed and decided by the Court-appointed Neutrals. On August 6, Class Counsel filed an Unopposed Motion for Approval of Distribution of Funds, which the Court granted on August 23. The Court’s Order approved the distribution of $1,200,425,182.08 as detailed in the Claims Administrator’s Corrected Preliminary Final Accounting (dated August 15, 2013).

Claim determination letters and checks for successful claims have been mailed or will be mailed shortly. Under the terms of the Settlement Agreement, all decisions are final, and there is no process for further review or appeal.

Click here for a list of SunTrust Bank branch locations.

If you received an award in this Settlement, tax filing assistance is available. For free basic tax information by phone, please call 1-800-235-6121. For answers to frequently asked questions and further information regarding tax filing, please visit www.law.udc.edu and click on the tab titled “Black Farmers.”