International Union of Police Association, AFL-CIO
November 2013: A class-action lawsuit was filed against International Union of Police Association, AFL-CIO (IUPA) alleging that the association misled donors. Specifically, the complaint alleges that IUPA represents that it uses donations to protect the interests of public safety officers when, in reality, only a tiny percentage (0.5%) of the approximately $57 million raised by IUPA actually reaches those interests. In addition, the complaint alleges that IUPA uses most of the donations to pay for-profit companies to solicit more donations. (Patterson et al v. International Union of Police Associations, AFL-CIO and Does 1-10, Case No. 13-cv-02698, S. D. CA.).
When a complaint is dismissed with prejudice, it cannot be refiled.