Cherokee Cos. May Be Immune To ND's Workers' Comp Suit

Law360 (February 19, 2021, 10:15 PM EST) -- The North Dakota Supreme Court has overturned a ruling that Cherokee Nation-owned companies aren't shielded through tribal sovereign immunity from a state agency's bid to collect unpaid premiums for workers' compensation insurance from the companies.

The state's justices said in an opinion on Thursday that a state district court had wrongly found that Cherokee Services Group LLC and four other companies weren't protected by the tribe's sovereign immunity from a suit brought by North Dakota Workforce Safety & Insurance, or WSI.

However, the court found that an administrative law judge that tackled the suit before the lower court didn't weigh enough...

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