[JURIST] Judge Thomas Hogan of the US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] Monday approved [DOI press release] a $3.4 billion settlement [agreement, PDF] in the American Indian trust [news archive] class-action lawsuit. The suit has been underway for 15 years, with a federal judge approving of the most expensive class-action settlement against the US government [AP report] ever approved. The Department of the Interior (DOI) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) [official websites] applauded the settlement…

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