Victim Coalition Can Take Part In Boy Scouts Ch. 11 Talks

Law360 (October 16, 2020, 6:17 PM EDT) -- A Delaware bankruptcy judge said Friday that a group representing 7,500 people alleging sexual abuse claims against the Boy Scouts of America can participate in mediation talks undertaken in the organization's Chapter 11 case.

During a virtual proceeding, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Laurie Selber Silverstein said the Coalition of Abused Scouts for Justice can take part in the ongoing mediation process if measures are taken to protect the confidentiality of documents that the alleged victims are not otherwise entitled to receive.

The ruling came after an all-day hearing Wednesday during which the Boy Scouts' insurance providers challenged the legal viability of the...

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