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News Regarding the Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Plan

Hurley McKenna & Mertz discusses the Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Plan.

The Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy after facing thousands of sexual abuse claims and has proposed a Chapter 11 reorganization plan to the Court that will set up a compensation trust for men who were abused as children.

The experts at Hurley McKenna & Mertz represent more than 4,500 former Boy Scouts who are victims of sexual abuse, and secured the largest single perpetrator settlement in the history of the BSA. Please reference the resources below to learn more about the BSA Plan and its impact on victims who have filed claims.

Clients: Please see the top Boy Scouts bankruptcy news below, and call us at 312.553.4900 if you have additional questions about your case. NEW: View the Tort Claimants’ Committee’s latest updates on the Boy Scouts Plan here

Media Inquiries: Please contact Mark McKenna.

In the News: See what our expert attorneys are saying in major publications.

  • ABC News: Boy Scouts’ bankruptcy creates rift with religious partners
  • Newsweek: Some Churches End Boy Scout Work as Bankruptcy Deal Leaves Them Liable for Abuse Lawsuits

A Sample of Our Successes

  • $31,250,000Product Liability

    Record settlement where a defective product resulted in a severe and permanent injury.

  • $20,000,000Product Liability

    $20 million verdict: $10 million in compensatory damages, $10 million in punitive damages against PACCAR, Inc., the manufacturer of Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks, for a man that lost his eye when the hood of his PACCAR truck unexpectedly blew over onto his head after his truck broke down. Plaintiff alleged that PACCAR, Inc. negligently manufactured and designed the truck by failing to implement known safety systems that prevented hoods from unexpectedly blowing over. When evidence revealed that PACCAR, Inc. knew of 16 prior similar incidents but failed to inform their safety engineers of these incidents, Plaintiff sought and the jury awarded punitive damages for the reckless conduct of PACCAR, Inc.

  • $16,500,000Sexual Abuse

    Settlement from the Irish Christian Brothers for sexual abuse of students in their high schools, a portion of which will be awarded to over 30 victims we represent in the Chicago area.

  • $15,200,000Medical Malpractice

    Settlement after the start of trial for a woman paralyzed during spine surgery at an Illinois hospital when her neurosurgeon failed to diagnose and treat Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament [OPLL].

See all notable verdicts

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