Appeals Court Backs CU In ADA Case

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RICHMOND, Va.—The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has upheld the dismissal of another lawsuit against a credit union related to unclear website accessibility standards under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

The original complaint against Herndon, Va.-based Northwest FCU was dismissed in January 2018 and an amended complaint in the lawsuit was dismissed in April 2018.

In its decision, the court agreed that the plaintiff lacked standing, NAFCU reported. The Fourth Circuit previously issued a similar decision in a case against the Department of Labor Federal Credit Union.

NAFCU noted it filed three amicus briefs in support of Northwest Federal Credit Union.

“Credit unions across the country started being targeted by meritless lawsuits under the ADA due to unclear website accessibility requirements in Fall 2017. NAFCU filed 16 amicus briefs in seven different states to support credit unions targeted by ADA website accessibility litigation. So far, 10 of the complaints in which NAFCU has supported the credit union have been dismissed. There have been no new federal lawsuits filed against credit unions since April 2018,” NAFCU said.

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