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National News: Chicago-Area Boy Scouts Sued Over Sexual Abuse

August 7, 2013  ·  By HM&M


As a personal injury attorney in Chicago who has seen many incidents of the harm smoking can cause, I am pleased with the action taken by the Navy. Under new policy, “thousands of sailors who spend weeks underwater on Navy submarines will have to quit smoking now that the military plans to ban the habit on all subs.” (Ross Bynum, AP 5/2).

The Navy estimates just over 5,000 sailors smoke aboard subs, some smoke a pack a day, others just the occasional cigar. All will have to abandon the habit before the prohibition takes effect on Dec. 31, 2010.

This policy is consistent with much of the remainder of military units, as the military banned most indoor smoking in 1994. Submarines, however, were exempted because sailors serve long tours underwater with few creature comforts. The policy is in the best health interest of sailors, although it may initially be a challenging undertaking.

August 7, 2013

FOX 32 TV News Interviews Christopher Hurley About Boy Scouts Sex Abuse Lawsuits

FOX 32 NEWS “These victims, and their parents, placed their trust and confidence in the Boy Scouts, and the Scouts let them down,” attorney Chris Hurley said in a statement. “When abuse was reported, BSA turned its back and not only ignored the victims, but continued to let Hacker snake through the system.” Documents show... Read More

August 7, 2013

Boy Scouts Sued By 15 Former Suburban Men

DAILY HERALD Fifteen former Boy Scouts from the suburb of Burbank filed a lawsuit Wednesday alleging that the organization failed to protect them from a scout leader who was later convicted of molestation. The lawsuit filed in Cook County Circuit Court names the Boy Scouts of America and the group’s Chicago Area Council. It was... Read More

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