CUNA continues its aggressive defense of credit unions hit with predatory lawsuits claiming violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by filing two briefs in Ohio and Texas. Credit unions are facing lawsuits due to uncertainty about how the ADA applies to websites, and CUNA has made finding a solution a top priority.
“This kind of advocacy is only part of our 360-degree approach to finding a permanent solutions for credit unions facing these predatory lawsuits,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “As we work with Congress and the Department of Justice, filing briefs with our state leagues will help make an impact in the legal arena.”
CUNA filed a brief with the Ohio Credit Union League in the Southern District of Ohio in Mitchell v. BMI FCU, and with the Cornerstone Credit Union League in the Southern District of Texas in Thurston v. KBR Heritage FCU.
CUNA has joined with leagues to file briefs in two Alabama cases, in Illinois, as well as additional cases in Texas and Ohio, supporting credit unions on those states. The earlier Texas case was dismissed shortly after CUNA and the league filed their brief.
CUNA also has compliance resources available for member credit unions, designed to help them ward off legal threats.