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FEDERAL HEARING SET ON LAWSUIT FOLLOWING TOBACCO RAID IN WINNEBAGO

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Oral arguments are set for Monday, December 10th at the Federal Courthouse in Omaha regarding a lawsuit filed by Ho-Chunk Incorporated distribution against the State of Nebraska.

The lawsuit was filed April 20th challenging what Ho-Chunk calls Nebraska’s regulatory overreach of business activity on the Winnebago Indian Reservation sparked by a January, 2018 ATF raid of tobacco-related businesses on the reservation.

The hearing is on a motion by the State of Nebraska to dismiss the lawsuit.

The Tribe is seeking a bench trial.

Ho-Chunk officials say if the case is dismissed, there will be an immediate appeal to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.