An National Rifle Association (NRA) logo is displayed above members during the NRA annual meeting of members in Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S., on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Retired U.S. Marine Corps Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North has announced that he will not serve a second term as the president of the NRA amid inner turmoil in the gun-rights group. Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg “The complaint’s factual allegations show that, far from acting irresponsibly, Vullo was doing her job in good faith … She used her office to address policy issues of concern to the public,” U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Judge Denny Chin wrote. “Even assuming her actions were unlawful, and we do not believe they were, the unlawfulness was not apparent by any means.” (Credit: Daniel Acker)

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Thursday ruled in favor of former New York Department of Financial Services superintendent Maria Vullo in a lawsuit filed by the National Rifle Association, finding that Vullo acted in good faith when she investigated insurance companies that had partnered with the gun-rights advocacy group.

Vullo’s attorney, Andrew Celli Jr. of Emery Celli Brinckerhoff Abady Ward & Maazel, appealed to the Second Circuit after U.S. District Judge Thomas McAvoy of the Northern District of New York in 2021 granted motions to dismiss several claims but allowed the NRA to move ahead with its First Amendment claims against Vullo.

Want to continue reading?
Become a Free
PropertyCasualty360 Digital Reader.

INCLUDED IN A DIGITAL MEMBERSHIP:

  • All PropertyCasualty360.com news coverage, best practices, and in-depth analysis.
  • Educational webcasts, resources from industry leaders, and informative newsletters.
  • Other award-winning websites including BenefitsPRO.com and ThinkAdvisor.com.

Already have an account?

 

Complex Claims & Litigation Forum 2023Event

Aimed to help Insurers prevent, prepare and prevail In adjudicating complex claims, negotiating settlements and winning cases.

Get More Information
 

Complex Claims & Litigation Forum 2023Event

Aimed to help Insurers prevent, prepare and prevail In adjudicating complex claims, negotiating settlements and winning cases.

Get More Information
 

The British Legal Awards (BLA) 2022Event

Celebrating achievement, excellence, and innovation in the legal profession in the UK.

Get More Information
 

PropertyCasualty360

Join PropertyCasualty360

Don’t miss crucial news and insights you need to make informed decisions for your P&C insurance business. Join PropertyCasualty360.com now!

  • Unlimited access to PropertyCasualty360.com - your roadmap to thriving in a disrupted environment
  • Access to other award-winning ALM websites including BenefitsPRO.com, ThinkAdvisor.com and Law.com
  • Exclusive discounts on PropertyCasualty360, National Underwriter, Claims and ALM events

Already have an account? Sign In Now
Join PropertyCasualty360

Copyright © 2022 ALM Global, LLC. All Rights Reserved.