Misc. No. 08-0511(PLF).

856 F.Supp.2d 1 (2011)

In re BLACK FARMERS DISCRIMINATION LITIGATION. This document relates to: All Cases.

United States District Court, District of Columbia.

As Amended November 10, 2011.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Alphonso Michael Espy , Mike Espy, PLLC, Jackson, MS, Andrew H. Marks , David E. Bell , Laurel Pyke Malson , Michael Wyld Lieberman , Crowell & Moring LLP, Anurag Varma , Benjamin G. Chew , Patton Boggs LLP, Brian P. Phelan , Conlon, Frantz & Phelan LLP, Faya R. Toure , Gary Edward Mason , Mason LLP, Phillip L. Fraas , Stinson Morrison Hecker, LLP, Jennifer I. Klar , John Peter Relman , Reed Colfax , Relman, Dane & Colfax, PLLC, Washington, DC, David Joseph Frantz , David C. Silver , Blum & Silver, LLP, Coral Springs, FL, Gregorio Francis , Morgan & Morgan, P.A., Orlando, FL, Harris L. Pogust Pogust & Braslow, LLC, Conshohocken, PA, Henry Sanders , Chestnut Sanders Sanders & Pettaway, Selma, AL, Andrew J. Meyer , Morgan & Morgan, P.A., Fort Myers, FL, Joseph P. Strom , Strom Law Firm, LLC, Columbia, SC, Rose M. Sanders , Chestnut Sanders Sanders & Pettaway, Kindaka J. Sanders , Sanders Law, Selma, AL, Scott William Weinstein , April England-Albright , Atlanta, GA, for All Plaintiffs.

Tamara Lynn Ulrich , Tamra Tyree Moore , U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC, for Defendants.

Lillie M. Wingard, Kasciusko, MS, pro se.

Robert E. Walker, Tuscaloosa, AL, pro se.

Henry Barris, pro se.

Muhammad Robbalaa, pro se.

Karla K. Bates-Adams, Hill City, KS, pro se.

Terrie L. Bates-Best, Hill City, KS, pro se.

Theodore B. Bates, Jr., Hill City, KS, pro se.

Brad E. Bates, Hill City, KS, pro se.

Ava L. Bates, Hill City, KS, pro se.

Kerry F. Bates, Hill City, KS, pro se.

Ada C. Bates, Hill City, KS, pro se.

Doris Gray, pro se.

Errol Von Hart, Albany, NY, pro se.

Diahann C. Stevens, Atlanta, GA, pro se.

Booker T. Woodard, Pinola, MS, pro se.

Justin G. Fouts, pro se.

Willa G. Fouts, pro se.

Ronald Otto Gaiser, Jr. , Gaiser & Johnston, Birmingham, AL, Alexander John Pires, Jr. , Pires Cooley , Washington, DC, for Movant.

David Joseph Frantz , Conlon, Frantz & Phelan, LLP, Washington, DC, Dedrick Brittenum, Jr. , Memphis, TN, Precious T. Martin, Sr. , Precious Martin, Sr & Associates, PLLC, Jackson, MS, Scott William Weinstein , Morgan & Morgan, P.A., Fort Myers, FL, for Black Farmers Discrimination Litigation.


PAUL L. FRIEDMAN, District Judge.

This matter is before the Court on the motion of named plaintiffs James Copeland, Earl Moorer, and Marshallene McNeil ("the Moving Plaintiffs") for final certification of a plaintiffs' class and approval of a settlement agreement that would resolve the pending claims of approximately 40,000 plaintiffs and compensate thousands of victims of race discrimination whose complaints have gone unanswered for decades...


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