PORTLAND, Ore.-Lawyers for St. Helen's Community FCU urged a federal court here to dismiss a suit challenging last September's unsuccessful board ouster vote, claiming the federal court has no legal jurisdiction over federal credit union bylaws designed by NCUA.

"This court simply does not have subject matter jurisdiction over the claims alleged by the plaintiff because the claims arise under state law," said lawyers for the $160-million credit union in their motion to dismiss.

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