Tribe Immune from Lawsuit Alleging Violations of Credit Card Transaction Law
Sept. 13, 2016 – Federal law prohibits merchants from including credit card expiration dates and full credit card numbers on receipts. But a lawsuit alleging violations by the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin may not proceed, on immunity grounds.
Jeremy Meyers and others filed a class action lawsuit alleging that the Oneida Tribe violated the Fair and Accurate Credit Transaction Act (FACTA).
The plaintiffs purchased items at two stores owned by the tribe. They received receipts that showed credit card expiration dates and more than the last five digits of the credit card number, which is prohibited by FACTA. The tribe raised an immunity defense.