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Montana AG Sues National Association of Attorneys General 

— June 28, 2023

As NAAG continues to focus on entrepreneurial litigation, it could face more lawsuits.

(WASHINGTON) – Montana Attorney General Austin Knudsen filed a lawsuit against the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG), highlighting the organization’s misuse of taxpayer dollars and perceived political bias.

“In recent years, NAAG’s mission as a nonprofit has shifted from its original purpose—managing multistate investigations—to that of a taxpayer-funded advocacy group dedicated to generating lawsuits and massive returns in revenue,” ATRA President Tiger Joyce said. “If things don’t change at NAAG and they continue to act like a plaintiffs’ firm, it’s reasonable to expect more lawsuits and more members leaving their group.”

Knudsen’s lawsuit is the latest addition to a growing chorus of criticism surrounding NAAG’s activities. ATRA has published reports and noted steps NAAG could take to begin regaining public trust and reestablishing its credibility. Unfortunately, the organization instead continued to focus on manufacturing entrepreneurial litigation which undermines our economy, takes resources away from victims, and distorts our legal system.

ATRA will continue to monitor all developments at NAAG and hope that the nation’s oldest attorneys general organization course corrects.

About the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA)Founded in 1986, ATRA is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization and is the nation’s first organization dedicated exclusively to reforming the civil justice system through education and legislative enactment. ATRA acts as a nationwide network of state-based liability reform coalitions backed by 142,000 grassroots supporters. ATRA works to bring greater fairness, predictability and efficiency to America’s civil justice system. Those efforts have resulted in the enactment of state and federal laws that make the system fairer for everyone.

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