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Greg Bennici is a member of the firm's Business Litigation Practice Group. He frequently handles cases involving employee and group benefits disputes, property damage subrogation, and complex commercial disputes. Read his full bio here.

In the decades that followed the enactment of the Homestead Act of 1862, more than 1.6 million U.S. citizens and intended citizens filed applications with the U.S. government to lay claim to 160 acres of land guaranteed to each applicant willing to settle, farm and improve the lands.

Settlers quickly encountered a major problem. The