In 2008, FICU asked JMFA to provide a comprehensive analysis and detailed recommendations for an overdraft protection program known as JMFA Overdraft Privilege.
Soon after, JMFA agreed to develop a number of recommendations and provide the credit union with software to implement the recommendations.
JMFA's executive search group helped FICU recruit Gonzales.
FICU agreed to reschedule the implementation of the ODP program for January 2010 after the credit union updated the JMFA software solution in November 2009, the lawsuit claimed.
However, the credit union decided not to implement JMFA's ODP program.
In addition, JMFA alleged in its lawsuit that in 2012, FICU implemented and began using JMFA ODP program recommendations and software.
"In May 2016, JMFA discovered that FICU had implemented and was improperly using JMFA's ODP program recommendations and software," the lawsuit claimed.
"None of the stuff that we used to implement our overdraft privilege program was from JMFA, and they know this," Gonzalez said.
"We paid [SmartStep] just like when we were going to pay JMFA back in 2008 when we were considering them, but it never came to fruition so we never used their system," he said.
A second filing then claimed that this past March, Fiserv and MEA interfered with JMFA's attempt to win the business of a Washington, D.C., credit union.
MEA was dropped from the suit in May, the current complaint said, and now JMFA is seeking a jury trial in its claims against Fiserv, seeking actual damages to be determined, exemplary damages of $10 million and court costs and fees.
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