U.S. Cuts Legal Tab in Half

Lawsuits payouts last year came to $1.7B

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The federal government spent about half as much to resolve lawsuits as it did during 2012, doling out $1.7 billion from the Judgment Fund — an open-ended account that the Treasury Department uses to pay legal judgments and settlements.

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    Excellent reporting. You have done a great job of extracting and organizing information from this obscure, and apparently opaque, data base.

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