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Texas ADA Lawsuit Dismissed Just Days After CUNA and Cornerstone File Brief
Posted April 05, 2018 by Chandler Schuette

A lawsuit against a Texas credit union was voluntarily dismissed by the plaintiff, only days after CUNA and the Cornerstone Credit Union League filed an amicus brief in defense of Local 20 IBEW FCU of Grand Prairie, Texas.

The lawsuit alleges violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) from the credit union’s website, part of a nationwide trend affecting credit unions due to uncertainty with the ADA.

“This case has resulted in another voluntary dismissal of a frivolous lawsuit in Texas, a very positive development coming only a few days after CUNA and the Cornerstone Credit Union League supported the credit union,” said CUNA President/CEO Jim Nussle. “As we continue our advocacy efforts to find a solution for credit unions and their members, results like this send a message that abusing the Americans with Disabilities Act to exploit community financial institutions is not a winning strategy.”

CUNA and the Cornerstone league filed a brief in a similar case in Texas in February, and the case was dismissed eight days later. CUNA has joined with leagues to file briefs in two Alabama cases, as well as in Illinois and Ohio, supporting credit unions on those states.

CUNA also has compliance resources available for member credit unions, designed to help them ward off legal threats.