NRA says ad firm stole its thumb drive as legal duel escalates

The National Rifle Association’s escalating legal feud with its longtime public-relations agency has taken a bizarre turn, with the gun lobby claiming that the PR firm stole a confidential PowerPoint presentation detailing its courtroom strategy. The new controversy centers on an April 29 executive session at the gun lobby’s annual meeting in Indianapolis. During the presentation, outside attorney William Brewer used PowerPoint slides to brief NRA directors on his firm’s strategy for pursuing a pending lawsuit against the marketing firm, Ackerman McQueen. Then came the alleged subterfuge: An employee of Brewer gave a thumb drive with the PowerPoint file to an audio-visual assistant at the meeting so he could load it onto a laptop computer to display. That AV man was an employee of Ackerman McQueen, who later “absconded with a digital copy of the presentation,” according to an NRA filing Thursday in Virginia state court. After an employee of Brewer’s firm realized the laptop was gone, he called the Ackerman employee, who said he had deleted the presentation, according to the filing. But two weeks later, Ackerman’s law firm notified an NRA attorney that he was in possession of not one but two thumb drives containing the PowerPoint. He said no one at his firm reviewed the document because it appeared confidential. He offered to destroy or deliver the drives. The NRA isn’t satisfied. It filed an emergency motion seeking to halt the lawsuit until it gets to the bottom of... Continue reading at 'Advertising Age'

[ Advertising Age | 2019-05-24 23:29:03 UTC ]
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