Berger: NAFCU fighting for CUs targeted by ADA lawsuits

NAFCU President and CEO Dan Berger, in a message to association members yesterday, provided an update on NAFCU’s efforts thus far to put an end to meritless lawsuits filed under website accessibility requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), obtain clear guidance on the issue and help those credit unions currently facing litigation.

“NAFCU is standing with credit unions in the fight against unfair ADA lawsuits,” wrote Berger. He noted that credit unions in Virginia, Georgia, California, Maryland, South Carolina, Michigan, the District of Columbia, New York, Texas and Washington have reported receiving nearly identical demand letters.

Berger addressed NAFCU’s current support of three Virginia credit unions’ motions to dismiss complaints filed against them in federal district court by submitting an amicus brief. So far, the judges in two of the three cases have accepted NAFCU’s briefs and, last week, NAFCU stood with one credit union as a court held hearings on the credit union’s motion.

 

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