Attorneys Vukelic and Bruner obtain dismissal of action against public school in tribal court

August 18, 2020

Education Law Group attorneys Meredith Vukelic and Rachel Bruner obtained a favorable court ruling for a public school district in the Standing Rock Sioux Tribal Court.  A former employee of the public school district filed suit against the district in Tribal Court for alleged wrongful termination, seeking reinstatement of employment and back pay, as well as over $1,000,000.00 in damages.  The Judge agreed with Vukelic and Bruner that the Tribal Court lacked jurisdiction over the non-tribal member public school district, and therefore granted the school district’s motion to dismiss the action with prejudice.