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We dug in to help tens of thousands of farmers who were systematically shut out of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's loan program because of their race. The result: the U.S. government agreed to pay $1.25 billion to settle the decades-old claims. In the words of President Obama, this Settlement "is another important step forward in addressing an unfortunate chapter in USDA's civil rights history. This agreement will provide overdue relief and justice to African American farmers, and bring us closer to the ideals of freedom and equality that this country was founded on." The Court lauded Crowell & Moring's role in bringing about this result: "Without the services of class counsel, . . . there would be no recovery for most class members."
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