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November 13, 2020

Boy Scout Abuse Victims Reach an Estimated 40,000+, With Claims Deadline Days Away

Some of the largest, well-known sexual abuse settlements hail from the Catholic Church, which compensated an estimated 5,700+ victims to date, resulting in $1.1 billion in six years. These numbers might seem surprising. But what’s even more startling is the...

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October 2, 2020

The Catholic Diocese of Camden and the Diocese of Rockville Centre Have Filed for Bankruptcy Because of Sexual Abuse by Priests

On October 1, 2020, the Catholic Diocese of Camden, New Jersey filed a Petition for Bankruptcy under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of New Jersey. Hours earlier, on...

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May 20, 2020

“The time for delay is over”… Boy Scout local councils must disclose assets and records.

In the New York Times today, Christopher Hurley, managing partner of Hurley McKenna & Mertz, discussed the need for Boy Scout local counsels to fully disclose their assets and records to victims of Boy Scout sexual abuse and their attorneys....

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May 18, 2020

Boy Scout Victims Must Act Now—Court to Set November 16, 2020 as Deadline for Victims to File Claims for Damages

The Boy Scouts of America are in Bankruptcy Court trying to minimize the negative financial impact resulting from their widespread cover up of decades of sexual abuse within their ranks. The Tort Claimants Committee and the Boy Scouts of America...

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March 18, 2020

Hurley McKenna & Mertz’s Response to Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dear clients and friends of HM&M, At Hurley McKenna & Mertz, we are taking concrete steps to ensure that our work continues on behalf of our clients, while protecting the health of our staff, friends, and families. Based on state...

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February 18, 2020

Boy Scout Victims Must Act Now or BSA’s Bankruptcy Filing Will Cost Victims their Right to Seek Justice

Michael Mertz, attorney at Hurley McKenna & Mertz, P.C., knows from his extensive work representing victims of childhood sexual abuse that victims may take decades to come to terms with, or even identify, their abuse and the damage it has...

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February 4, 2020

Do You Have Cancer After Working With Roundup?

Juries across the United States have found that RoundUp, a herbicide and weed killer manufactured by Monsanto, causes cancer. RoundUp is one of the most widely used herbicides in the world, and many farmers, landscapers, nursery workers, and gardeners have...

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