Late Friday afternoon, the League received word that complaints against two credit unions for website violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) were voluntarily dismissed. The plaintiff in cases against The Infirmary FCU and Naheola CU, both in Alabama, withdrew the complaint, thus ending the lawsuits against the two credit unions. The League and CUNA had entered Amicus Briefs on behalf of both credit unions, arguing that the plaintiff did not have standing to sue and therefore the complaints should be dismissed. While the arguments were never heard before the court, the outcome is a victory for all involved.
We encourage all credit unions who have received demand letters or are facing law suits to consult with their attorneys. The League and CUNA remains ready to assist any credit unions as best we can. Please contact Jared Ross, SVP, association services should you have any questions or need any assistance.