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Ex-Oneida Nation executive must take case to tribal court

The former executive of a business owned by the Oneida Nation of Wisconsin was told to take his case to tribal court.

John Kroner, who is not a tribal member, was the CEO of the Oneida Seven Generations Corp. from 2001-2008. He sued the tribe in state court after he was terminated from his post.

The Wisconsin 3rd District Court of Appeals ruled that Kroner entered into a contractual relationship with the tribe. That would satisfy one of the Montana v US exceptions for tribal court jurisdiction.

Get the Story:
Fired Oneida Seven Generations CEO John Kroner's lawsuit goes to tribal court, appeals court rules (The Green Bay Press-Gazette 6/1)

Wisconsin Court of Appeals Decision:
John N. Kroner v. Oneida Seven Generations Corporation (June 1, 2011)

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