CUNA and the Illinois Credit Union League filed an amicus brief today in the United States District Court Northern District of Illinois Eastern Division in defense of Aurora Policeman Credit Union who is facing a frivolous lawsuit alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This the latest filing for CUNA, who has also been working closely with several other state league partners, and also recently filed an Amicus brief in Texas.
“CUNA and the Illinois league filed this brief as part of our continuing defense of credit unions facing frivolous lawsuits alleging website noncompliance under ADA. CUNA will continue to push back on these meritless lawsuits that are being brought even when the plaintiff may not be eligible for the credit unions field of membership as is the case in this litigation once again” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. "We will continue to support our credit unions and their members, who are being unfairly targeted by plaintiffs' firms seeking to exploit uncertainty about what is required."
The primary arguments of the joint brief are:
CUNA continues to evaluate similar lawsuits, and is continuing its engagement with the Department of Justice. Earlier this month, several members of Congress pledged to work with credit unions to find a solution.