Boy Scouts News

Arizona Court Won’t Halt Sex Suits Naming Boy Scouts, Others

PHOENIX (AP)– Arizona victims of long-ago child sex abuse can proceed with lawsuits against groups like the Boy Scouts of America after the state Supreme Court rejected claims that a state law extending victims’ right to sue was unconstitutional. Arizona …

Future Liability Releases at Center of Boy Scouts Bankruptcy

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Protecting local Boy Scouts of America councils and troop sponsoring organizations from future liability for child sex abuse claims is critical to the national group’s reorganization plan, BSA attorneys told a Delaware bankruptcy judge Tuesday. Attorneys …

Closing Arguments Begin in Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Case

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Following a three-week trial, a Delaware judge began hearing closing arguments Wednesday in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy case. Judge Laura Selber Silverstein must decide whether to approve a reorganization plan the BSA negotiated over …

Boy Scouts Victims’ Fund Unfair to Insurers, Companies Argue in Court

The Boy Scouts of America’s sexual abuse compensation fund may force insurers to make payments they can’t negotiate over, even if the claims are fraudulent, a group of the companies argued in court. Insurers, including American International Group, Liberty Mutual …

Trial Set to Consider Approval of Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Plan

DOVER, Del. (AP) — More than two years after the Boy Scouts of America sought bankruptcy protection amid an onslaught of child sex abuse allegations, a judge will determine whether to confirm its proposed reorganization plan in a trial beginning …

Judge Delays Start of Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Plan Hearing

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The judge presiding over the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy has delayed the start of a trial to determine whether the BSA’s reorganization plan should be confirmed after an agreement with the official committee representing more …

Boy Scouts Fall Short in Support For $2.7B Abuse Settlement

The Boy Scouts of America fell short of winning the support it sought from sex-abuse victims for a nearly $2.7 billion settlement that could bring the organization out of bankruptcy, according to court papers. The proposed settlement of more than …

Mediator Ousted in Boy Scouts Bankruptcy; Deadline Extended

DOVER, Del. (AP) –The judge presiding over the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy issued a ruling Tuesday removing a former Delaware bankruptcy judge as a mediator, saying a court filing by the Boy Scouts raised questions about his impartiality. Judge …

Judge Begins Key Hearing on Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Plan

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge on Tuesday began a key hearing that could determine whether the Boy Scouts of America can emerge from bankruptcy later this year with a reorganization plan that would compensate thousands of men who …

Boy Scouts, Mormon Church Reach $1 Billion Settlement With Sex Abuse Victims

The Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday secured more than $1 billion in new settlements to resolve sex abuse claims, with $787 million coming from insurance group The Hartford and another $250 million from the Church of Jesus Christ of …