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November 18, 2020

Over 90,000 claims filed against Boy Scouts Of America this week

    Larry Akers is among the thousands of people who filed civil lawsuits against the Boy Scouts of America before the deadline this week. He was only was 9 years old when a Boy Scout leader from the neighborhood troop in Hamilton, began giving him extra private attention. At the time, Akers had recently lost his father, so he felt special when the troop leader invited him to sleep over.   Akers, now age 60,  was confused and uncomfortable when the leader started touching him, but without a dad at home to talk to, he would just ignore the warning […]
May 27, 2020

Boy Scouts Victims of Sex abuse have until November 16 to file suits amid Bankruptcy filing

    Victims of child sex abuse  by the Boy Scouts of America now have a November deadline to file claims. “At a time when millions of Americans are unemployed and preoccupied with basic survival, sexual abuse survivors need and are entitled to a reasonable period of time after they receive notice from the bankruptcy Court to reflect seriously and make a decision whether to file a claim in this case,” representatives for  victims committee wrote in a court filing.  Boy Scouts have filed for bankruptcy and had initially proposed a deadline of 80 days after notice of the claims […]
March 31, 2020

Local Boy Scouts Council Sex abuse lawsuit halted

  The Boy Scouts of America have requested that the Delaware bankruptcy judge to halt lawsuits against the local Scouts councils while the Boy Scouts of America continue to work on its bankruptcy plan and set up a compensation fund to the 1000’s of men who have come forward to accuse the Scout leaders of sexual abuse while they were just boys.  The Delaware judge approved a proposed consent order  that had been agreed to by the official bankruptcy committees representing sexual abuse survivors and the Boy Scouts of America as well as other unsecured creditors. The judge overruled an […]
March 11, 2020

Thousands of Child Abuse allegations force Boy Scouts of America to file for Bankruptcy

    Declining membership and several sexual abuse allegations are the reason the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection just a few weeks ago. The depth of the problem within the Boy Scouts and the failure to handle any allegations is the main reason they filed for Chapter 11 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware.  The future of Boy Scouts is still unknown and some speculate that the impact on local troops and the organization will be so negative that some fear that it will prevent survivors from naming their abusers in court.  There are still many survivors […]
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