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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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March 2, 2021

The Boy Scouts Proposed Bankruptcy Plan “Grossly Undercompensates Victims.”

On Monday, March 1, 2021, the Boy Scouts of America filed its Proposed Reorganization Plan. This is one of the first major steps in BSA’s effort to emerge from bankruptcy. BSA’s bankruptcy was precipitated by the thousands of sexual abuse...

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March 2, 2021

Hurley McKenna & Mertz Statement Regarding the Boy Scouts of America’s Proposed Reorganization Plan

To our clients: You may have heard recently about a Plan of Reorganization filed by the Boy Scouts of America on March 1, 2021. You may hear about the monetary contributions proposed by BSA and by the Local Councils. You...

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February 9, 2021

What the Mormon Church’s Assets Mean for Sexual Abuse Victims

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints—formerly known as the LDS or Mormon Church–is one of the wealthiest religious organizations in the world. Between donations from its more than 16.5 million members and the practice of tithing, where members...

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January 27, 2021

Where Does Abuse in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Frequently Happen?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is finally facing the consequences of decades of sexual abuse and coverups, with multiple lawsuits being filed by victims across the United States. Just recently, a 316-page report based on public records,...

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January 21, 2021

BSA Bankruptcy Town Hall Meeting—Frequently Asked Questions

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

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January 14, 2021

Does Filing a Sexual Abuse Claim Against the Mormon Church Mean I Have to Leave the Church?

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has nearly two centuries of history as a source of community and faith—but with a dark side that’s just becoming visible to the public. The Church’s systemic problem with sexual abuse is...

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January 1, 2021

Boy Scouts Trying to Avoid Responsibility for Sexual Abuse Crisis by Shielding Assets from Victim Compensation Fund

Hurley McKenna & Mertz represents over 4,500 victims of Boy Scout sexual abuse.  On behalf of our clients and all victims of sexual abuse, we strongly oppose all attempts by the Boy Scouts to use their bankruptcy proceeding to avoid...

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