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Oneida Nation Obtains Dismissal of Class Action Suit

Situation

A class action suit filed against the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin alleged that establishments owned by Oneida Nation printed receipts displaying more than the last five digits of credit cards and their expiration dates. The plaintiff alleged the display violated the Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act (FACTA) and sought class certification of all persons to whom Oneida Nation provided electronically printed receipts with similar displays after June 2008.

Result

This case drew national attention, and Husch Blackwell was called in to assist Oneida Nation with both the class action suit and public relations. After our team argued that the plaintiff had no basis to sue Oneida Nation based on the doctrine of Indian tribal immunity, the case was dismissed. The ruling was upheld on appeal and denied certiorari by the U.S. Supreme Court.