NRA Says MDL Designation Is Needed For Litigation Efficiency

By Vince Sullivan (January 28, 2021, 5:15 PM EST) -- The National Rifle Association told the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation on Thursday that five lawsuits over the organization's finances should be centralized to create efficiencies in the proceedings currently pending in New York, Texas and Tennessee.

NRA attorney Sarah B. Rogers of Brewer Attorneys and Counselors told the panel that lawsuits involving the New York State Attorney General's office, a large NRA donor and a former marketing agency employed by the NRA should be consolidated into a single proceeding since they involved common facts and similar discovery requirements.

Rogers said the parties are engaged in contentious litigation that would benefit...

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