NEWARK, N.J. – A local duo this week filed five new lawsuits citing credit unions and banks for their alleged lack of disclosures as required by the Electronic Funds Transfer Act, and challenging for the title of most prolific ATM plaintiffs.

The duo, Donald Marvin and Sarah Archbold, have filed almost 40 suits under the EFTA, almost as many as Michigan retirees Nancy Kinder and her boyfriend Ray Harrison. Separately, a New York man has been responsible for more than a dozen ATM suits, as has a Pennsylvania ATM user.

The latest suits, filed in federal court here, name as defendants Mass Mutual FCU, Saint Mary’s CU, Grafton Suburban CU, as well as Hamden Bancorp and Sear Holdings. Marvin also has sued Solutions FCU and First Atlantic FCU, as well as a variety of banks and ATM operators.

The purported class actions claim the credit unions failed to comply with the requirements of the EFTA by posting disclosures on the side of the ATM, as well as on-screen.

The new suits comes as Congress is debating a bill that would eliminate the dual disclosure requirements, leaving the on-screen disclosure as adequate to satisfy consumer notification.


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