CUNA has partnered with the Georgia Credit Union Affiliates to file a brief Tuesday supporting Family First CU, which has been sued by a plaintiff alleging website noncompliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The Fourth Circuit of Appeals will hear arguments Oct. 30 in an appeal by DOL FCU in a frivolous lawsuit alleging website noncompliance with the ADA. CUNA filed a brief in the case, its first at the appellate level.
Six Senators wrote to Attorney General Jeff Sessions Wednesday with concerns shared by CUNA over how the ADA applies to websites, urging DOJ to “promptly take all necessary and appropriate actions within its authority.”
CUNA Senior Director of Advocacy and Counsel Alexander Monterrubio appeared on CUBroadcast recently to discuss CUNA’s latest efforts at finding a solution to credit unions being hit with abusive lawsuits under the ADA.
Attorneys General from 19 states have written Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling for clarity about how the ADA applies to websites. Several signed onto the letter as a direct result of advocacy by state credit union leagues.
One hundred and three members of Congress signed a CUNA-supported letter submitted Wednesday to Attorney General Jeff Sessions calling for the Department of Justice to issue website standards for compliance with the ADA.
CUNA continued its aggressive defense of credit unions hit with predatory lawsuits claiming violations of the ADA by filing two briefs, one in the Southern District of Ohio and one in the Southern District of Texas.