The flood of federal lawsuits against credit unions whose websites allegedly don’t comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has waned dramatically in recent months, but one attorney is warning credit unions not to get complacent about their online presence.

According to a CU Times analysis of court records, the number of federal, website-related ADA cases against credit unions has dwindled in the last several months from well over 100 to around a dozen. Most cases have settled, but courts have also dismissed some or part of at least 11 cases, largely finding that the plaintiffs’ lack of membership eligibility gave them no standing to sue.

Credit unions aren’t out of the woods, however, according to John Bredehoft, who is an attorney at Kaufman & Canoles and has represented several credit unions sued for alleged ADA-related website violations.

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