The five members who are suing the NCUA for what they claim was negligence on the agency’s part in the collapse two years ago of New London Security Federal Credit Union will have to wait to recover any monetary damages.

As the liquidating agent, the NCUA said by law, it is the party, not members or others, to pursue actions first. The agency was responding to a suit initially filed by five members of New London in June that sought $4 million, claiming board members, staff, the credit union’s accounting firm and others were negligent in supervising its financial adviser, Edwin F. Rachleff, who is now deceased. Rachleff’s mismanagement led to the credit union’s liquidation in 2008.

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