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DETROIT — A Michigan court has ruled in favor of three FCU members who sued their credit union to force it to follow its bylaws and hold a special meeting that members had petitioned for and allow them to examine the credit union’s records.

The three members of the $1.8 billion DFCU Financial Federal Credit Union, Margaret Blohm, Richard Sly and Raymond Ward, launched their case in 2006 in the wake of the CU’s decision to both stop the voting on a mutual savings bank charter conversion attempt and not hold a special meeting at which some or all of the CU’s board could have been recalled. The members had submitted more than enough signatures to call for the meeting under the credit union’s bylaws requiring 500 or more signatures.

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