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Plaintiff Files Notice of Voluntary Dismissal in ADA Website Lawsuit after Amicus Brief Filed in Support of CU
Thursday, April 5, 2018 7:00 AM

Cornerstone is pleased to announce that the plaintiff has voluntarily dismissed with prejudice the ADA website case filed against Local 20 IBEW Federal Credit Union. This is the same case for which Cornerstone and CUNA filed a joint amicus brief on March 30 urging the court to dismiss the case in favor of Local 20 IBEW FCU.

"Cornerstone is keeping up the pressure on lawyers filing frivolous lawsuits against credit unions in the Cornerstone region," said Cornerstone Credit Union League President/CEO Caroline Willard. "They continue to exploit a law designed to protect those with legitimate disabilities, and we will vigorously oppose all such predation in defense of credit unions, while pressing Congress for clarity in the law."

"This was great news for us," said Ken Everitt, CEO of Local 20 IBEW FCU. "I really do not want to even think about just how far this could have gone without the help of the Cornerstone Credit Union League and their support. Thank you very much. The small credit unions don’t have much of a chance without you."

“As credit unions have likely read, the plaintiff’s law firm is exploring new avenues to target out-of-state credit unions in California courts,” said Cornerstone SVP Regulatory Compliance Counsel Suzanne Yashewski. “Cornerstone is currently working with CUNA on defense strategies.”

Cornerstone extends thanks to CUNA and the law firms of Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP and Godwin Bowman & Martinez for their assistance in support of credit unions.

Member credit unions that have received demand letters or have been served with a lawsuit are encouraged to contact Suzanne directly to determine how Cornerstone may assist at syashewski@cornerstoneleague.coop or 512-853-8516.

View the Motion to Dismiss.