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March 31, 2020

News to Know: Boy Scouts Bankruptcy, Pharmacy Errors Lead to Complications, and the Dangers of Prescription Overlap

At Hurley McKenna & Mertz, it’s our team’s priority to be up to date on noteworthy news to best serve our clients. Once a month, we round up a list of articles that impact our practice areas, including but not...

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March 27, 2020

Why Boy Scouts of America Was Bound For Bankruptcy

This full article originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune on March 10, 2020. If you’re wondering how an organization with millions of dollars in assets and revenue can go bankrupt, just ask Hurley McKenna & Mertz attorney Chris Hurley. Since...

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March 17, 2020

How to Spot and Stop Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect

Today, nearly 1.5 million people are living in nursing homes. As the number of people residing in these facilities grows, some may not be receiving the level of care they deserve. Congress passed the Federal Nursing Home Reform Act (NHRA)...

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March 10, 2020

How and When to Make a Sexual Abuse Claim Against a Church

The number of sexual abuse allegations against religious institutions has increased significantly over the past few years. In many cases, sexual abuse victims know and trust the perpetrator, but are too young to act against them. As states extend the...

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February 27, 2020

The Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Filing Puts Current Sexual Abuse Claims on Hold

The full article originally appeared in PIX11, a CW-affiliated news station for the greater New York City area by Ash-har Quraishi on February 25, 2020. Just days after being hit with dozens of sexual abuse lawsuits, the Boy Scouts of...

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February 25, 2020

9 Must-Read FAQs About the Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Filing

The Boy Scouts of America (BSA) filed for bankruptcy on February 18, 2020 in a landmark move, following hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits brought against the organization in civil courts throughout the United States. Abuse victims allege that the organization...

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February 20, 2020

Your Guide to the Top News on the Boy Scouts Bankruptcy

On February 18, 2020, the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) petitioned for bankruptcy in a highly publicized move following a surge in sexual abuse claims. The organization’s actions could initiate substantial ripple effects for victims seeking justice, but it can...

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February 13, 2020

Sexual Abuse of Boy Scouts

The law firm of Hurley McKenna & Mertz, P.C. has represented dozens of courageous individuals who survived sexual abuse at the hands of Boy Scouts of America troop leaders, volunteers, and staff, including two of the most notorious predators—Thomas Hacker...

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