NRA v. Ackerman, Virginia

NRA’s Motion for a Protective Order re: Depositions

October 1, 2019

Filing Summary

This brief contains the NRA’s arguments on two topics relating to discovery in the litigation.  First, the NRA wants to prohibit attorneys for defendants Ackerman McQueen and Mercury Group from “tag teaming” depositions (i.e., both being able to ask questions).  Second, the NRA makes various arguments about the location of where depositions should take place.

Key Points

  • The NRA notes that the deposition of Wayne LaPierre took place on September 24, 2019. (para 5). The parties apparently agreed that this deposition should be designated confidential under the protective order and not available to the public. (Footnote 2)
  • The deposition of Ron Carter (Sept. 26, 2019; para. 7) is also mentioned, along with upcoming depositions of NRA employees Andrew Arulanandam and Craig Spray (para. 19).