Welcome to the web site of the Ombudsman for the In Re Black Farmers discrimination litigation settlement.
Please read the Ombudsman’s April 20, 2012, letter to the class.
Monitor Update 01 – The Black Farmer Cases are Closed
The Black Farmer Cases Are Closed – Please beware of scams.
New Court Orders
Order (the Court directs the parties to file briefs addressing whether the identifiable class members are entitled to the distribution of any excess funds, whether the Court has the authority to provide for the distribution of unclaimed settlement funds to Class Members rather than to cy pres beneficiaries, whether acts of Congress bear on whether it would be permissible or appropriate to provide for the distribution of unclaimed settlement funds to Class Members, what legal standard(s) should the Court apply in determining whether taking such action would be appropriate, and should the Court schedule a public hearing inviting Class Members to offer their views regarding these issues) (September 3, 2015).
OIG Report 2015
OIG Report: In re Black Farmers Litigation (September 2015) 09-07-2015 The Office of Inspector General conducted a performance audit of the completed claims process for the BFDL settlement based on statistical samples of adjudicated claims.