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Boy Scouts Aim to Settle 95,000 Abuse Claims Before Cash Crunch

More than 95,000 victims have filed sexual-abuse claims against the Boy Scouts of America, and the organization risks running out of cash if it can’t settle the claims and exit bankruptcy by summer 2021, the group said in court Wednesday. …

Insurers Reserve for Potential Child Sex-Abuse Claims Under Extended Time Limit Statutes

Travelers Companies Inc. has set aside a “modest” amount of additional money to cover its possible exposure to child sex-abuse claims, the insurer’s finance chief, Daniel Frey, told analysts during an earnings call on Thursday. Two analysts asked about Travelers’ …

Costs for Abuse Claims Against Ohio State Doctor Near $10 Million Thus Far

The investigation and related lawsuits about alleged sexual abuse decades ago by an Ohio State University team doctor have cost nearly $10 million so far, according to the school. The total was about $9.8 million as of December, school spokesman …

Pennsylvania University Sexual Abuse Trial Underway

Two men who accuse a former high-ranking state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania of molesting them when they were students described for a jury this week how they had looked to him as a mentor but instead endured a “nightmare” …

Lessons for Employers and Insurers in the Wake of the Sandusky/Penn State Scandal

The Jerry Sandusky scandal at Penn State University leaves in its wake an avalanche of repercussions specific to the area of employer and insurance liability. According to national news reports, Penn State recently settled with 26 men who alleged that …

Penn State Approves Settlement Offers to Jerry Sandusky Victims

Pennsylvania State University said it approved settlement offers to some victims of Jerry Sandusky, the former assistant football coach convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys. The offers will be made to some people who made claims against the university related …