Judge Harlin Hale in Texas threw out the National Rifle Association’s bankruptcy filing Tuesday. The claim was dismissed without prejudice, which means the NRA can attempt to file again, only next time, Hale said he would appoint a trustee to supervise the organization.
Hale also said the filing was in “bad faith,” likely an attempt to avoid their New York suits. This would give the NRA “unfair litigation advantage” according to the Texas judge. He also alleged that the CEO Wayne LaPierre was the mastermind behind it all, looking only to protect his association from future litigation.
“Excluding so many people from the process of deciding to file for bankruptcy, including the vast majority of the board of directors, the chief financial officer and the general counsel, is nothing less than shocking,” Hale wrote.
“The question the court is faced with is whether the existential threat facing the NRA is the type of threat that the Bankruptcy Code is meant to protect against,” Hale added. “The court believes it is not.”
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