Boy Scout Bankruptcy in Race with Purdue Pharma

Today was the deadline to file all sex abuse claims in the Boy Scout bankruptcy. We’ve been hair-on-fire the last few weeks, getting the claims ready and filed for all my abuse survivor clients. We just got confirmation that the last one was successfully filed. WHAT’S NEXT? Now the big issue is what will happen […]

Boy Scout Abuse Survivors React to BSA Bankruptcy

  Boy Scout Abuse Survivors Have Mixed Reactions to BSA Bankruptcy Boy Scout abuse survivors had mixed reactions to news that The Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 reorganization bankruptcy. Reactions range from anger to optimism from men who were sexually abused when they were kids in Boy Scouts. “We represent dozens of […]

269 California Child Molesters in Unsealed Boy Scout Files

Below is a list of 269 California child molesters the Boy Scouts of America kicked out of Scouting in California because they sexually assaulted children. These names come from BSA’s own Ineligible Volunteer Files that have been unsealed by court order. For more information about these men or about other child molesters in Scouting not […]

MEN SUE BOY SCOUTS AND MONTANA COUNCIL FOR CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Two men filed lawsuits today against the Boy Scouts of America and Montana Council alleging they were sexually abused by their Scout leaders when they were involved in Boy Scout troops in Montana. The men are identified only by initials, M.M. and M.B., under Montana law that allows survivors of child sexual […]

Boy Scouts Sex Abuse Claims: Will SOL Windows or BSA Bankruptcy Help?

Boy Scouts sex abuse is in the news. Hundreds of men hoping to sue the Boy Scouts of America over alleged sexual abuse are coming forward for the first time. They are coming forward now, as adults, because the Boy Scouts have been talking about filing for bankruptcy. Bankruptcy does mean the Boy Scouts would […]

Boy Scout Council in New York Failed to Report Sex Abuse to Police

In 2104, the Hudson Valley Council of the Boy Scouts of America knew two adult Scout volunteers had abused two boys, but never reported the cases to police. It looks like the Council violated BSA guidelines for reporting sex abuse, but may not have violated New York’s mandatory reporting laws. According to the BSA website, […]

Utah Boy Scouts Face Challenges: Mirrors National Scout Situation

2015 has been a tough year for the Boy Scouts in southern Utah. A story in The Spectrum reports that the Scouts’ revenue in the area is down from $300,000 to $400,000 – a 4% shortfall. According to the report, revenue is down because of the Scouts’ uneven handling of how to include gays in […]

Boy Scout Leader Faces Criminal Charges of Showing Porn to Minors

A South Florida man has been arrested and charged with two counts of distributing obscene material to a minor. He was arrested June 11, 2015, on accusations that he showed pornographic video clips to a group of Boy Scouts while acting as a parent leader. The incident occurred at Saint Bernard Catholic Church in Sunrise, […]

County Commissioner Files Sex Abuse Lawsuit Against Boy Scouts

Minnesota County Commissioner Jim McDonough has filed a sexual abuse lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America and its local chapter, the Northern Star Council. The filing of the Boy Scout sexual abuse lawsuit was not the reason the story made headlines across the country. The public filing using the survivor’s name and not an […]

Will Child Sex Abuse Claims Bankrupt the Boy Scouts?

Most people have only positive feelings towards the Boy Scouts of America. But the 30 men and women we currently represent, and the many we represented in the past, who were sexually molested as kids by their Scoutmasters, feel betrayed and hurt by this trusted and hallowed national institution. When my law firm represents these […]

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