Monday, December 28, 2009

No Holiday Break for the Cobell Case Attorneys

While many of us have taken a holiday break, the attorneys in the Cobell Indian trust case have been hard at work preparing and filing a petition for certiorari. The petition for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court challenges the July ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

The filing of the petition may seem unusual given that the parties recently announced a $1.41 billion dollar settlement of the case. However, because the settlement is contingent on Congress passing legislation authorizing and implementing the settlement by December 31st, the attorneys for Cobell are keeping their options open.

Hat tip to the BLT: Blog of Legal Times