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 […]

November 16 Deadline to File Sex Abuse Claim in BSA Bankruptcy

November 16, 2020 is the deadline to file a sex abuse claim in the Boy Scouts bankruptcy. The BSA filed for bankruptcy in February, seeking to reorganize. This week, bankruptcy Judge Laurie Selber Silverstein set a November 16 deadline for all creditors, including abuse survivors, to file claims. FILING A CLAIM BY NOVEMBER 16, 2020 […]

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 Scout Sex Abuse Lawsuit Names Former US Congressman Gary Ackerman

A new lawsuit names former U.S. Congressman Gary Ackerman as a child molester. The new Boy Scout sex abuse case alleges that Ackerman sexually abused a boy at a Boy Scout camp in in 1966 in New York state. Ackerman was born November 19, 1942 and was serving as a Democrat member of the US […]

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 Scouts Knew About Calvin Malone’s Criminal Past and Re-Hired Him Anyway

When the Cascade Pacific Council of the Boy Scouts of American hired Calvin Malone in 1974, the Council knew Malone had been accused of child sexual abuse in 1970.  The 1970 allegations against Malone were serious enough that the national office of the Boy Scouts of America opened a file on Malone – a file […]

Those Pesky Women Libs

As part of my job, I spend a bit of time perusing old newspaper articles. The task is always entertaining, but many times downright disappointing. Yesterday, I came across this gem from the LA Times in 1973: “Scout Beauty Contest ‘Hit by the Libs’” See, around 1971, BSA made its Explorer Scout program (for high […]

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