WASHINGTON, DC (April 4, 2018) — Today a lawsuit against Grand Prairie-based Local 20 IBEW FCU was voluntarily dismissed by the plaintiff just two days after CUNA and the Cornerstone Credit Union League filed a brief supporting IBEW’s motion to dismiss. Similar predatory lawsuits have detrimentally impacted credit unions nationwide alleging non-compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
“We are glad to see that only days after CUNA and the Cornerstone Credit Union League weighed in supporting the credit union, the firm voluntarily dismissed yet another frivolous lawsuit concerning website accessibility.” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “Abusing the Americans with Disabilities Act to exploit community financial institutions is not a winning strategy. And, CUNA will continue to highlight to courts across the country the meritless claims found throughout these lawsuits.”
In February, CUNA and the Cornerstone Credit Union League filed a similar brief in Texas and the case was dismissed just eight days later. Finding a solution to legal threats is a top priority for CUNA with case filings to support credit unions in Texas, Illinois and Ohio.
CUNA will continue to evaluate lawsuits were necessary and engage with the Department of Justice.
Credit Union National Association (CUNA) is the only national association that advocates on behalf of all of America’s credit unions, which are owned by 110 million consumer members. CUNA, along with its network of affiliated state credit union leagues, delivers unwavering advocacy, continuous professional growth and operational confidence to protect the best interests of all credit unions. For more information about CUNA, visit cuna.org.