NAFCU files 13th amicus in support of CU as ADA suit reaches appeals court

NAFCU yesterday filed its 13th amicus brief in support of credit unions targeted by Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) website accessibility litigation. This amicus, in support the Department of Labor Federal Credit Union, is NAFCU’s first in a federal court of appeals; DOLFCU’s case was initially dismissed in February.

The association stood by DOLFCU during its first hearing earlier this year.

“We have seen six complaints dismissed against NAFCU-supported credit unions at the federal district court level, but this will be the first at the federal appellate level,” said NAFCU Executive Vice President of Government Affairs and General Counsel Carrie Hunt. “A decision at this level could set a heavier precedent than those we’ve already seen for similar lawsuits. NAFCU will continue to staunchly defend credit unions throughout the judicial process to ensure these meritless lawsuits come to an end soon.”

NAFCU has been active on this issue since last fall and began filing amicus briefs to support credit unions targeted by ADA website accessibility litigation in December.


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