Fees Must Be Allocated Between Successful and Unsuccessful Claims in the Pigford Litigation


The pigford litigation involved a group of African American farmers who alleged the U.S. Department of Agriculture denied them farm loans and otherwise discriminated against them based upon their race. One of those farmers, Robert Homes, was awarded $300,000 against the USDA. However, Mr. Homes' was not as successsful in his fee request filed under the Equal Credit Opportunity and Equal Access to Justice Acts. His $192,000 fee claim was recently rejected by Judge Paul Friedman of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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