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February 13, 2020

Sexual Abuse of Boy Scouts

The law firm of Hurley McKenna & Mertz, P.C. has represented dozens of courageous individuals who survived sexual abuse at the hands of Boy Scouts of America troop leaders, volunteers, and staff, including two of the most notorious predators—Thomas Hacker...

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February 5, 2020

BOY SCOUTS BANKRUPTCY TOWN HALL MEETING — Set for February 11, 2021 at 8:00 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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February 1, 2020

Sexual Abuse in Nursing Homes

As trial lawyers we have seen many shocking cases which have resulted in severe injuries, but none more revolting than sexual abuse of the innocent and helpless. Elderly or mentally ill nursing home residents are easy prey for sexual predators...

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February 1, 2020

Sexual Abuse by Priests and Church Officials

Abuse of children by Roman Catholic priests, brothers, or other church officials is physically and emotionally devastating. In these cases the victims put their trust and faith in a member of the clergy only to be exploited sexually and left...

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October 12, 2002

Former BSA Youth Protection Director Tells Congress That Children Still Unsafe In Scouts BSA Programs.

Detective Michael Johnson, the former Youth Protection Director of the Boy Scouts of America, has come forward to urge Congress to open an investigation and hold hearings which will lead to greater oversight of the Scouts BSA Congressional Charter.  In...

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