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Class Counsel in Pigford II Black Farmers case may expect decision letters by August 2013
John Zippert
Up to 1.25 billion dollars may be on the way to Black Farmers and Ranchers under the Pigford II settlement. The Pigford Claims Administrator in Portland Oregon will soon release decision letters, nationwide. Approved by Congress, successful claimants will receive the full damage payment of $50,000 and a payment to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) of $12,500 on behalf of each successful claimant to cover his or her Federal income tax liability for the damage award. This is a total award of $62,500 for each successful 'late' and 'late-late' claimant.

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