New York Attorney General Investigation

Court Decision on NRA Motion re: North Deposition

August 19, 2019

Filing Summary

The court denies the application of the NRA to participate in Oliver North’s deposition.

Key Points

  • In this decision, the court emphasizes that both the OAG and North’s counsel can protect the NRA’s privilege. (Pg. 1.) The court also notes that North’s counsel is incentivized to protect the NRA’s privilege to protect North from a breach of fiduciary duty claim by the NRA. (Pg. 1.)
  • The court finds that the equities favor the OAG because allowing the NRA to sit in on the deposition “could have the serious consequence of compromising the integrity of that investigation, particularly given the seemingly acrimonious relationship between … North and the NRA Board.” (Pg. 1.)