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Credit unions across the country have been threatened with predatory litigation from certain plaintiffs' law firms seeking to profit from ambiguities in requirements for website accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). While the ADA is important and necessary for the well-being of those protected by it, plaintiffs' lawyers are exploiting compliance ambiguities to the detriment of all credit unions members.
Due to the absence of clear standards, CUNA and the Leagues are seeking to resolve this matter at the Department of Justice and with the support of Congress.
CUNA's compliance department has also been providing resources for credit unions and members.
CUNA and our state partner in Texas, the Cornerstone Credit Union League, filed motion for leave to file a brief supporting a credit union in Texas that's facing a frivolous lawsuit alleging website noncompliance under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). As you know, credit unions are being hit with virtually identical frivolous lawsuits from plaintiffs' firms exploiting a law designed to protect those with disabilities.
In our joint Amicus brief, CUNA and the Cornerstone Credit Union League will support BCM Federal Credit Union's Motion to Dismiss. Our joint brief will focus on four main arguments:
On February 14, CUNA sent a letter to Representative Ted Poe in support of his efforts to address litigation abuse under the Americans with Disabilities Act with his legislation – H.R. 620, the ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017.
CUNA Advocacy | Feb 22, 2018
CUNA Advocacy | Feb 15, 2018
CUNA Advocacy | Feb 14, 2018
ADA Chat on CUbroadcast
CUNA Webinar on ADA Litigation & Compliance
Frequently Asked Questions on ADA Website Compliance
WCAG 2.0 - A, AA or AAA
Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0
ADA Accessibility: Common Problems & Solutions
CUNA's e-Guide: Americans with Disabilities Act
Senior Director of Advocacy & CounselLDempsey@cuna.coop
CUNA's Compliance TeamCUComply@cuna.coop
Credit unions across the country have been threatened with predatory litigation from certain plaintiffs' law firms seeking to profit from ambiguities in requirements for website accessibility under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
The DOL finalized a rule defining who is a “fiduciary” of an employee benefit plan under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), which included adding brokers and advisers providing advice to individual retirement accounts (IRAs).
The CFPB's final rule changes the scope of the ability to use arbitration clauses in consumer financial contracts.
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ADA Compliance Notice & Legal