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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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February 9, 2017

Judicial Independence: Defending the Rule of Law

The following is a statement released by Richard Burbidge, President of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. The International Academy of Trial Lawyers expressly and unequivocally condemns attacks on the independence of our judiciary and the Rule of Law, two...

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January 26, 2017

Rauner’s Worker’s Comp Argument Ignores Facts

There are many people who rely on dialysis treatments to survive. What happens when a dialysis patient receives a recalled treatment solution? That is the question about 160 patients at the Dialysis Clinic in American Samoa had to answer. A...

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