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February 26, 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 24, 2024, HMM Partner Evan Smola held a Town Hall Meeting to update our clients regarding the status of 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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September 7, 2023

Top 5 Takeaways From the “Scout’s Honor: The Secrets of the Boy Scouts of America” Netflix Documentary

More than 82,000 alleged victims. Decades of sexual abuse. Thousands of lawsuits. These numbers define history’s largest case of sexual abuse connected to one organization: the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). Netflix’s new documentary, “Scout’s Honor: The Secrets of the...

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September 6, 2023

Hurley McKenna & Mertz Featured in “Scout’s Honor” Netflix Documentary for Work on Sexual Abuses Cases Against Boy Scouts of America

Hurley McKenna & Mertz (HMM) is proud to announce that it has been featured in the Netflix documentary, “Scout’s Honor: The Secret Files of the Boy Scouts of America,” for its work in representing thousands of survivors of sexual abuse...

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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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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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March 28, 2023

The U.S. District Court Has Affirmed Bankruptcy Court Approval of the BSA Reorganization Plan

Today, the District Court affirmed the Bankruptcy Court. This represents a major step towards establishing the Settlement Trust and processing the claims of victims of BSA abuse. In Bankruptcy Court terms, the processing of claims can begin when the Plan...

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February 17, 2023

BSA Bankruptcy Update – The United States District Court Hearing

On February 17, 2023, the hearing before District Court Judge Richard Andrews concluded.  You can read the transcripts of the hearing here and here.  Judge Andrews was very well educated about the Plan and asked very detailed and informed questions....

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