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WASHINGTON and HARRISBURG, Pa. – A number of factors play into why the credit union trade associations get involved in litigation, but the top priority is their membership.

“Number one is `What action will most likely get a better result for credit unions?’” CUNA General Counsel Eric Richard explained. CUNA tends to get involved in federal courts where there can be a larger impact to head off precedent. In the state courts, it may not help to have a Washington-based organization involved, but the trade is typically happy to provide behind the scenes assistance.

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