Civil Case No. 12-01893(RJL).

958 F.Supp.2d 232 (2013)

John W. BOYD, Jr. and National Black Farmers Association, Inc., Plaintiffs, v. James Scott FARRIN and Andrew H. Marks, Defendants.

United States District Court, District of Columbia.

August 2, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Alexander John Pires, Jr. , Diane Elizabeth Cooley , Pires Cooley, Washington, DC, for Plaintiffs.

Bradley M. Risinger , Smith Moore Leatherwood, LLP, Raleigh, NC, Keith J. Harrison , Michael L. Kuppersmith , Crowell & Moring LLP, Washington, DC, for Defendants.


RICHARD J. LEON, District Judge.

Plaintiffs are a farm advocacy organization, the National Black Farmers Association ("NBFA"), and its president, John W. Boyd. Over more than two decades, Boyd and the NBFA have fought tirelessly to remedy years of discrimination against black farmers. Their work culminated in two pieces of legislation and two class-action lawsuits known as Pigford I and Pigford II. Together, these...

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