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CUNA and Illinois Credit Union League Fight Frivolous ADA Litigation
Posted March 01, 2018 by CUNA Advocacy

Yesterday evening, CUNA and the Illinois Credit Union League filed an amicus brief defending Aurora Policeman Credit Union which is facing a frivolous lawsuit alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). CUNA has been working closely with several league partners to file in several states, most recently a brief in Texas.   

Credit unions are being hit with virtually identical frivolous lawsuits from plaintiffs' firms exploiting a law designed to protect those with disabilities.  CUNA anticipates taking similar actions in several cases in to maximize our impact on behalf of all credit unions and to ensure we preserve our arguments for any litigation that makes it to the appellate level.   

CUNA continues to work to create or defend favorable precedent in each impacted state as the litigation begins to move through different stages.  Additionally, CUNA will continue to engage with Congress and the Department of Justice, and to work with like-minded stakeholders facing similar waves of predatory litigation alleged under the American with Disabilities Act.