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. Hurley and HM&M are fighting to ensure that funds to compensate Boy Scout abuse victims come from the all resources available to the Boy Scouts, including the national organization’s assets, local council assets, and insurance policies.
The Bankruptcy Court deadline for Boy Scout abuse victims to file claims for compensation against the Boy Scouts is November 16, 2020. Hurley McKenna & Mertz represents more than 1,400 former Boy Scouts who are victims of sexual abuse, and HM&M is shepherding these scouting abuse victims through the painful and complex process of seeking justice and compensation for their injuries.
In his Associated Press interview, Chris Hurley stated:
“The local councils can choose how they want to participate,” he said. “They can do it in state court, or they can do it with the bankruptcy process. As far as we’re concerned, the time for delay is over.”
Are you or a loved one a victim of scouting abuse?
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If you or a loved one are a victim of scouting abuse, you must act fast to meet the claims deadline of November 16, 2020. Contact us today. Or call or text us at 312.553.4900 to learn more.