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February 6, 2024

BSA BANKRUPTCY UPDATE: Hurley McKenna & Mertz Town Hall Meeting for Clients with BSA Bankruptcy Claims

This post is directed to current clients of Hurley McKenna & Mertz P.C. who have BSA abuse claims. On February 5, 2024, HMM Partners Michael Mertz and Evan Smola held a Town Hall Meeting to update our clients regarding the...

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August 28, 2023

BSA Settlement Trust Town Hall Meeting set for Tuesday, August 29, 2023 at 8 pm EDT

Judge Houser, the Trustee of the BSA Settlement Trust, will host a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 8 p.m. EDT / 5 p.m. PDT. Also speaking will be Claims Administrator Randi Ilyse Roth. Last week, Judge Houser...

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February 11, 2022

BSA Tort Claimants Committee Recommends That Survivors Who Rejected The Boy Scouts Prior Plan Change Their Vote To Accept The Revised And Improved BSA Plan

The Official Tort Claimants Committee (TCC) in the chapter 11 bankruptcy of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) now urges all BSA Abuse Survivors to vote to ACCEPT the BSA’s Revised Plan. Following weeks of mediation after the voting deadline...

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February 11, 2022

Hurley McKenna & Mertz Spearheads Negotiations Resulting in BSA’s Revised and Improved Plan of Reorganization

Christopher Hurley and Evan Smola of Chicago’s Hurley McKenna & Mertz, working in conjunction with the Tort Claimants’ Committee (“TCC”) in the Boy Scouts of America’s bankruptcy proceeding, has negotiated important modifications to the BSA’s plan of reorganization that will...

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October 12, 2021

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 which will lead to greater oversight of the Scouts BSA Congressional Charter.  In a...

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September 16, 2021

Boy Scouts of America Releases the Victims’ Fifth Amended Compensation Plan

As you may have heard, on September 15, 2021, the Boy Scouts of America filed its Fifth Amended Plan. While we are still reading and reviewing the plan, we wanted to highlight some aspects of it that you may hear...

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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 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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