Ho-Chunk Nation Let Out Of Suit Over Wis. Casino Expansion

By Andrew Westney (October 26, 2017, 9:16 PM EDT) -- A Wisconsin federal judge on Wednesday tossed claims against the Ho-Chunk Nation in a suit that seeks to block its casino expansion plans and faults the state of Wisconsin for not halting the project, saying another casino-operating tribe waited too long to sue.

The Stockbridge-Munsee Community, or SMC, had argued that a six-year statute of limitations borrowed from state law shouldn't apply to its suit seeking to prevent the Ho-Chunk Nation from adding games at its Ho-Chunk Gaming Wittenberg. While the SMC was aware of alleged violations of the Ho-Chunk tribe's gaming compact with the state going back to the casino's...

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