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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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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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December 30, 2020

316-page Report Describes Instances of Alleged Sexual Abuse by Members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints

A 2017 report by prepared by Deborah J. Diener, RN BSN CLNC, documents instances of alleged sexual abuse by members of the Church of Jesus Christ Mormon Church between 1959 and 2017.  The report is based on a detailed review...

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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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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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August 25, 2020

Did My Sexual Abuse Happen Too Long Ago to File a Claim Against the Boy Scouts of America?

Several victims of childhood sexual abuse fear too much time has passed to seek justice against the Boy Scouts of America (BSA). How long ago did your abuse occur? Was it 10, 15, or 20 years ago? Regardless of how...

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July 21, 2020

Is It Really Worth It to File a Claim Against the Boy Scouts of America?

Boy Scouts of America (BSA) has caused pain to so many people. In mid-2019, TIME reported 12,000+ known sexual abuse victims, which experts say is grossly underestimated. While these victims have already come forward to file claims, many are still...

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