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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 2, 2021

The Boy Scouts Proposed Bankruptcy Plan “Grossly Undercompensates Victims.”

On Monday, March 1, 2021, the Boy Scouts of America filed its Proposed Reorganization Plan. This is one of the first major steps in BSA’s effort to emerge from bankruptcy. BSA’s bankruptcy was precipitated by the thousands of sexual abuse...

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November 30, 2020

Rev. David Ryan Investigated for Past Child Sex Abuse at Maryville Academy in Des Plaines

The Archdiocese of Chicago is investigating allegations that one of its priests, Fr. David Ryan, sexually abused children at Maryville Academy in Des Plaines, Illinois, approximately 25 years ago. Fr. Ryan started working at Maryville Academy in 1985, and he...

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September 15, 2020

How Filing a Claim Against Boy Scouts of America Can Help You Come to Terms With Your Sexual Abuse

If you suffered from childhood sexual abuse while in Boy Scouts, know that you’re not alone. In mid-2019, there were 12,000+ known victims reported. That number has since grown, but many victims have yet to come forward in an attempt...

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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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June 3, 2020

What to Look For in a Boy Scout Abuse Attorney

Have you suffered abuse at the hands of a Boy Scout leader or volunteer? If so, you have the right to file a Proof of Claims form against the Boy Scouts of America, but you must act fast, as the...

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May 20, 2020

“The time for delay is over”… Boy Scout local councils must disclose assets and records.

In the New York Times today, Christopher Hurley, managing partner of Hurley McKenna & Mertz, discussed the need for Boy Scout local counsels to fully disclose their assets and records to victims of Boy Scout sexual abuse and their attorneys....

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May 18, 2020

Boy Scout Victims Must Act Now—Court to Set November 16, 2020 as Deadline for Victims to File Claims for Damages

The Boy Scouts of America are in Bankruptcy Court trying to minimize the negative financial impact resulting from their widespread cover up of decades of sexual abuse within their ranks. The Tort Claimants Committee and the Boy Scouts of America...

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