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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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November 16, 2020

What Happens After the November 16 Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Deadline?

With the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) bankruptcy deadline today, many victims are wondering what happens next. As of tomorrow, victims are no longer able to file claims against BSA in the Bankruptcy Court. They are, however, allowed to file...

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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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November 11, 2020

It’s Not Too Late: Law Firms Are Still Accepting Boy Scout Sexual Abuse Claims

As the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) bankruptcy deadline nears on November 16, 2020, it’s important sexual abuse victims know that some law firms are still accepting claims. Having handled thousands of sexual abuse claims, firms like Hurley McKenna &...

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October 16, 2020

Boy Scout Abuse Victims: You Have One Month Left to File Claims

Whether you’re working with an attorney to file sexual abuse claims against Boy Scouts of America (BSA), or doing so on your own, you must act fast. As of today, there’s exactly one month to file claims in the Bankruptcy...

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October 13, 2020

How Long Does it Take to File a Claim Against Boy Scouts of America?

It’s hard enough for victims of childhood sexual abuse to relive painful memories from their past as news continues to break across the country about the Boy Scouts bankruptcy. It’s even harder for victims to take action. For some, filing...

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October 6, 2020

Do Boy Scout Abuse Claimants Have to Go to Court?

As thousands of sexual abuse survivors file claims against the Boy Scouts of America, victims may struggle to come to terms with even the thought of coming forward. This is normal. As a victim of childhood sexual abuse, you’ve been...

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September 24, 2020

5 States Extend “Look Back” Window for Boy Scout Abuse Victims to File Claims Against Local Councils and Sponsoring Organizations

The decision by the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to declare bankruptcy in February comes as legal claims of past sexual abuse continue to mount. Several states recently expanded their statutes of limitations, enabling victims to file sexual abuse claims...

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