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February 6, 2024

BSA BANKRUPTCY UPDATE: Hurley McKenna & Mertz Town Hall Meeting for Clients with BSA Bankruptcy Claims

This post is directed to current clients of Hurley McKenna & Mertz P.C. who have BSA abuse claims. On February 5, 2024, HMM Partners Michael Mertz and Evan Smola held a Town Hall Meeting to update our clients regarding the...

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February 5, 2024

BSA Bankruptcy Update – How You Can Help HMM Support Your Claim

This post is directed to current clients of Hurley McKenna & Mertz P.C. who have made claims in the Boy Scout bankruptcy proceeding.  We believe that the strength of your BSA abuse claim will depend on supporting your claim with...

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August 28, 2023

BSA Settlement Trust Town Hall Meeting set for Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at 8 pm EDT

Judge Houser, the Trustee of the BSA Settlement Trust, will host a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. EDT / 5 p.m. PDT. Also speaking will be Claims Administrator Randi Ilyse Roth. Last week, Judge Houser...

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August 16, 2023

Hurley McKenna & Mertz Files 4 New, 37 Coming Misconduct Claims Against OB-GYN Vernon Cannon and DuPage Medical Group, Formerly Duly Health and Care

Update: On Aug. 31, 2023, Hurley McKenna & Mertz, P.C. has filed 12 additional new cases against former OB-GYN Vernon Cannon and DuPage Medical Group/Duly Health and Care. They include: Borkowski v. Cannon and DuPage Medical Group Bozich v. Cannon...

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July 25, 2023

How Private Equity-Owned Medical Practices Can Enable Sexual Abuse and Malpractice

For the last decade or so, our healthcare industry has seen a notable shift in who owns medical practices—it’s no longer just physicians acting solely in the patients’ best interest, but private equity firms that focus more on profits than...

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July 10, 2023

The Northwestern University Football Hazing and Sexual Abuse Scandal

In the developing story of the Northwestern University football team hazing and sexual abuse scandal, The Daily Northwestern has reported that at least two former Northwestern football players have confirmed that hazing within the football program included coerced sexual acts....

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June 16, 2023

Top 5 Takeaways from the Illinois Sexual Abuse Catholic Church Report

A recent report published by the Illinois Attorney General’s office is shedding light on a distressing issue that has plagued religious institutions. The report highlights numerous instances of abuse and misconduct within the clergy, focusing primarily on the state of...

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May 26, 2023

“The Church has been Concealing the Identities of Hundreds of Abusers”

Hurley McKenna & Mertz partner Michael Mertz spoke to the Associated Press about the Illinois Attorney General’s long-awaited report regarding the sexual abuse of children in Illinois by Roman Catholic priests, brothers, and other church officials.   The Attorney General’s investigation...

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