NRA V. ACKERMAN
April 12, 2019
On April 12, 2019, the NRA filed a complaint against Defendants Ackerman McQueen, Inc. and Mercury Group, Inc. seeking specific performance of an unambiguous books-and-records inspection right contained in its longstanding contract with advertising agency Ackerman McQueen. Read the Complaint.
& Jury Demand
May 22, 2019
On May 22, 2019, the NRA filed a complaint and jury demand against Defendants Ackerman McQueen, Inc. and Mercury Group, Inc. to redress additional, increasingly brazen breaches of duties owed by Ackerman to the NRA. Read the Complaint.
NRA's Amended Complaint
October 25, 2019
On October 25, 2019, the NRA filed an amended complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division. The action alleges that Ackerman breached its fiduciary duties, engaged in fraudulent billing, and failed to maintain adequate books and records – all in an effort to enrich itself at the expense of the NRA and its members. Read the Complaint.
Opinion & Order
September 14, 2020
On September 14, 2020, the Hon. A. Joe Fish, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division, denied a motion by Ackerman and Mercury Group to disqualify the Brewer firm from representing the NRA.
Opinion & Order
August 16, 2021
On August 16, 2021, U.S. District Court Judge A. Joe Fish granted the NRA’s Motion to Dismiss several significant claims brought forward by Ackerman – namely, Business Disparagement and Tortious Interference. In addition, the court significantly cut down Ackerman’s fraud claim against the NRA. Read the Opinion.
Memorandum in Support of NRA Motion to Compel
December 3, 2021
NRA's First Amended Complaint
April 24, 2019
On April 24, 2019, the NRA filed an amended complaint in order to clarify its factual allegations. Read the Complaint.
NRA's Federal Court Complaint
August 30, 2019
On August 30, 2019, the NRA filed a federal court complaint against Ackerman McQueen that seeks to enjoin the agency’s further misuse of the NRA’s brand for its own marketing purposes. Read the Complaint.
NRA's Motion to Disqualify Ackerman McQueen's Law Firm
April 16, 2020
On April 16, 2020, the NRA filed a motion to disqualify Ackerman McQueen's law firm, Dorsey & Whitney LLP.
Read the Motion.
NRA's Second Amended Complaint
February 11, 2021
On February 11, 2021, the NRA filed a motion for leave to file a second amended complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, Dallas Division. The NRA seeks to amend its complaint to add a new claim for trademark infringement and to add new allegations uncovered during discovery that are specific to fraud and conspiracy charges against Mercury Group. Read the Complaint.
Brief in Support of Motion for Partial Summary Judgment
November 29, 2021
On November 29, 2021, the NRA filed a Brief in Support of its Motion for Partial Summary Judgment. The NRA seeks summary judgment on Ackerman's breach-of-contract counterclaims, fraud claim, conspiracy claim, and declaratory judgment claim. Read the Brief.
On December 3, 2021, the NRA filed its Reply Memorandum of Law in further support of its motion to compel certain documents withheld under deficient claims of privilege. The NRA is seeking access to thousands of documents. Read the Memorandum.