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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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February 9, 2022

UCLA Settles Gynecologist Sex Abuse Suit For $243.6 Million

The University of California has agreed to pay $246.3 million to settle allegations that hundreds of women were sexually abused by a former UCLA gynecologist, The Associated Press reports. The university ignored decades of complaints and deliberately concealed abuse by...

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August 20, 2020

Official Committee for Boy Scout Sexual Abuse Victims Argue Local Tennessee Council Shielded Funds from Bankruptcy Filing

Back in March 2020, the Office of the U.S. Trustee formed two official committees to represent sexual abuse victims as part of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing. BSA intends to create a trust that would...

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August 18, 2020

What the New York Look Back Window Extension Means for Boy Scout Abuse Victims

Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York signed legislation extending the look back window for victims of sexual abuse in New York to file lawsuits under the state’s Child Victims Act. The original window to file an expired or barred case...

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March 27, 2020

Why Boy Scouts of America Was Bound For Bankruptcy

This full article originally appeared in the Chicago Tribune on March 10, 2020. If you’re wondering how an organization with millions of dollars in assets and revenue can go bankrupt, just ask Hurley McKenna & Mertz attorney Chris Hurley. Since...

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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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December 17, 2019

HMM Supports Aunt Martha’s House & Wellness for Christmas

HMM Sponsors the Children of Aunt Martha’s House HMM Staff Ivette Rubio and Jane Wasserman led the firm’s efforts to gather donations for the children of Aunt Martha’s. Aunt Martha’s is gathering donations of toys for children 2 and under,...

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April 26, 2019

““When you cloak people in badges of respect, you create the perfect opportunity for bad people to get access to children,”” said Chris Hurley. The firm is representing 11 former scouts in sex abuse tri”

Boy Scouts could be hit with more sex abuse claims. “Thousands of “perversion” or “ineligible volunteer” files kept secret by the Boy Scouts for decades sit ready for trial in the offices of Hurley McKenna and Mertz.”

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