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Federal Court Dismisses ADA Lawsuit against DOLFCU

Mon, Feb 26, 2018

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District in Virginia has dismissed the Americans with Disabilities ACT (ADA) lawsuit against the Department of Labor Federal Credit Union. Judge T.S. Ellis III found the plaintiff did not have standing to sue the credit union because he was not eligible for membership and would not likely use the credit union’s services.

The MD|DC Credit Union Association was in the courtroom last Friday when Kaufman & Canoles presented oral arguments in Griffin v. DOLFCU. This is the second case against a credit union that Kaufman & Canoles has been successful in getting dismissed.

“This is a very positive step forward in trying to stem the flood of frivolous lawsuits,” said MD|DC Credit Union Association president/CEO John Bratsakis. “It is encouraging that the court recognized the merit of the case presented by Department of Labor FCU and Kaufman & Canoles. We will continue to support and defend our credit unions.”