Monday, October 01, 2001 8:30 AM


WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The judge in the Cobell litigation has rejected an argument by the Treasury Department that it has rectified its breach of its trust obligations to individual Indian trust beneficiaries.

U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth ruled in December 1999 that both Treasury and Interior were in breach of their fiduciary duties to individual Indian trust account holders. A federal appeals court upheld the judge's decision in February of this year.

On Friday (9/28), Judge Lamberth denied a motion by Treasury arguing that it has corrected its behavior.

To read the judge's orders, go to

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