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CUNA Pushes for Clarity on ADA Website Requirements
Tuesday, January 9, 2018 6:45 AM

Increasingly, credit unions are being hit with predatory class action threats over uncertain website requirements pertaining to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Yesterday, Credit Union National Association President/CEO Jim Nussle wrote to credit union members regarding the lawsuits.

“CUNA has been working diligently to combat this predatory litigation,” Nussle wrote. “Since it continues to be a major problem for credit unions, it is a top advocacy priority for us, as we continue engagement with the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Congress.”

Nussle added that CUNA is also working closely with state leagues to identify legal advocacy opportunities, and will be meeting with Congressional counsel next week to discuss ways to stop these threats.

CUNA staff has met with DOJ officials to discuss potential solutions, and followed up with a letter outlining the specific concerns. CUNA has also backed a bill that would address these threats, written to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, and spearheaded efforts that resulted in 61 members of Congress raising ADA concerns in a letter to DOJ.

Credit union professionals attending this year’s CUNA Governmental Affairs Conference, Feb. 25 to March 1 in Washington, D.C., will be able to attend a special ADA breakout session on Feb. 26 from 2:45 to 4 p.m. (ET).