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April 13, 2021

How Mormon Views on Sexuality Silence Abuse Victims

For most Americans, premarital sex is a personal decision made between two consenting adults and has few (if any) community repercussions. But for those who practice the Mormon faith, sex before marriage is seen by most members and virtually all...

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April 6, 2021

Is It Worth It to File a Claim Against the Mormon Church?

For many members of the Mormon Church, their congregation is an essential source of support, spiritual guidance, and community. But for thousands of current and former members, their experience was tarnished by sexual abuse and systemic inaction to punish the...

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April 5, 2021

Hurley McKenna & Mertz Leads the Fight Against the Boy Scouts Unfair Preliminary Reorganization Plan

The Boy Scouts have proposed a reorganization plan that fails to fully and fairly compensate the nearly 84,000 victims of sexual abuse who have filed claims against the BSA.  The BSA’s proposed plan would grant to BSA local councils, such...

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March 23, 2021

Why the Mormon Church Abuse Hotline Hasn’t Helped Victims

As more cases of systemic sexual abuse at the hands of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints continue to come to light, so too does the handling of its sexual abuse hotline. Nearly 20 years ago, the Mormon...

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March 16, 2021

How the Mormon Church and the Boy Scouts of America are Linked

For more than a century, the Boys Scouts of America (BSA) and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (formerly LDS or Mormon Church) nurtured a partnership so deeply that one out of every five BSA members was Mormon....

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March 10, 2021

Can I File a Sexual Abuse Claim Against the Mormon Church Anonymously?

One of the most challenging aspects of filing a claim against the Mormon Church for sexual abuse is readying yourself to do so. Taking action against your Church community may be difficult and feel like an act of disloyalty—especially if...

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March 5, 2021

BOY SCOUT TOWN HALL MEETING–Set for March 11, 2021, at 8 pm [Eastern]

In the Bankruptcy Court, the Tort Claimants Committee (or TCC), is tasked with protecting the interests of all survivors that filed claims in the Boy Scouts Bankruptcy. To that end, the TCC negotiates with various parties, makes recommendations to survivors,...

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March 3, 2021

What Does the March 1st Boy Scouts Reorganization Plan Mean for My Claim?

On March 1, 2021, the Boy Scouts of America announced its proposed Plan of Reorganization, which outlines how it wishes to provide monetary compensation for victims who filed claims in the Boy Scouts bankruptcy. The proposed plan includes the following:...

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