Credit unions are winning ADA cases, but will it last?

A Springfield, Va.-based credit union has become the latest to prevail in a lawsuit over the accessibility of its website, fueling more speculation over whether other judges assigned to similar cases around the country will see things the same way, says Credit Union Times. On Wednesday, a U.S. District Court judge for the Eastern District […]

A Springfield, Va.-based credit union has become the latest to prevail in a lawsuit over the accessibility of its website, fueling more speculation over whether other judges assigned to similar cases around the country will see things the same way, says Credit Union Times.

On Wednesday, a U.S. District Court judge for the Eastern District of Virginia dismissed a case claiming that Washington Gas Light Federal Credit Union, which has $115 million in assets and about 8,400 members, operated a website that wasn’t fully accessible to blind users and thus violated the Americans with Disabilities Act. The dismissal is at least the fourth to occur in the Eastern District of Virginia (one of those cases has since been refiled; another is on appeal, however).

Field of membership provisions influenced the decision to throw out the case. Read more.

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