NRA V. GOV. CUOMO
NRA's Initial Complaint
May 11, 2018
On May 11, the NRA filed suit against the New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”), New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, and (now former) DFS Superintendent Maria T. Vullo alleging violations of the NRA’s First Amendment rights. Read the Complaint.
July 20, 2018
The NRA filed its Amended Complaint on July 20, 2018. The NRA’s amended filing raises concerns about the material impacts to the NRA as a result of the actions of Governor Cuomo and DFS.
State's Motion to Dismiss
August 3, 2018
The State filed its Motion to Dismiss on August 3, 2018. A hearing was subsequently held in Albany on September 10, 2018.
November 6, 2018
On November 6, 2018, U.S. District Judge Thomas J. McAvoy issued his highly-anticipated decision, which upheld the NRA's First Amendment claims – the crux of its complaint against Gov. Cuomo and the New York State Department of Financial Services.
August 8, 2019
On August 8, 2019, U.S. Magistrate Judge Christian F. Hummel issued a high-profile decision requiring defendants to provide documents for the court’s review – as the NRA pursues insights into a “blacklisting campaign” undertaken by the state of New York.
NRA's Motion for Leave to file Second Amended Complaint
December 20, 2019
On December 20, 2019, the NRA filed a Motion for Leave to file a Second Amended Complaint against Gov. Cuomo, DFS and Vullo. The NRA claims to have acquired compelling evidence from Lloyd’s America, Inc. (“LAI”) that Vullo and DFS “leveraged DFS’s considerable power… to inflict targeted harm on ‘gun programs’ – irrespective of whether those programs violated the law.”
Read the Motion for Leave.
Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion for Preliminary Injunction
February 28, 2019
On February 28, 2020, the NRA filed a Memorandum of Law in Support of its Motion for Preliminary Injunction. The NRA seeks to block the New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) from conducting enforcement proceedings against the NRA.
Decision & Order
March 31, 2020
On March 31, 2020, the NRA received a favorable opinion in its appeal of a prior ruling that denied the Association access to key documents in its First Amendment lawsuit against New York Gov. Cuomo , Vullo and DFS.