outside a Federal courthouse. Source: Shutterstock.

As I have said before, given the explosion of class-action lawsuits involving credit unions over the last 15 years, any growing credit union should consider whether to put an arbitration clause into its account agreements. Properly crafted and disclosed to their members, an arbitration clause can eliminate the risk and expense of being subjected to a potentially expensive class-action lawsuit while continuing to provide legitimately aggrieved members a mechanism for addressing their concerns with the credit union. The good news is that, as more and more credit unions join banks in adopting these clauses, the clearer the rules of the road – which brings me to the inspiration for this column.

Complete your profile to continue reading and get FREE access to CUTimes.com, part of your ALM digital membership.

  • Critical CUTimes.com information including comprehensive product and service provider listings via the Marketplace Directory, CU Careers, resources from industry leaders, webcasts, and breaking news, analysis and more with our informative Newsletters.
  • Exclusive discounts on ALM and CU Times events.
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including Law.com and GlobeSt.com.

© 2024 ALM Global, LLC, All Rights Reserved. Request academic re-use from www.copyright.com. All other uses, submit a request to [email protected]. For more information visit Asset & Logo Licensing.