Judge Takes Lawyer From Suit

(ALEXANDRIA) — A lawyer representing the National Rifle Association in a Virginia lawsuit has been removed from the case for not disclosing an ethical sanction.

William Brewer III was to defend the NRA against an insurance broker but wasn’t licensed in Virginia. To proceed, he signed a form vouching for his good standing, despite a 2016 fine for trying to influence potential jurors in Texas.

Judge Liam O’Grady removed Brewer, citing “findings of bad faith.” Brewer says his partners will handle the case pending possible appeal.