CUNA, along with the Ohio Credit Union League, attended Thursday’s arguments before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in Cincinnati. The cases are Brintley v. Aeroquip CU and Brintley v. Belle River Community Credit Union, two Michigan-based credit unions hit with frivolous lawsuits claiming website noncompliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
CUNA filed amicus briefs with the Michigan Credit Union League supporting the credit unions’ appeal of the denial of their motion to dismiss.
Credit unions around the country have faced lawsuits due to uncertainty about how the ADA applies to websites, and in addition to its work in the legal arena, CUNA is pursuing solutions with Congress and the Department of Justice.
During Thursday’s proceedings, each party was given 15 minutes to present arguments and answer questions from the panel.
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