Insurer's Appeal Of Boy Scouts Sex Abuse Claim Form Tossed

Law360 (March 29, 2021, 9:00 PM EDT) -- A Delaware federal judge in the Chapter 11 proceeding for the Boy Scouts of America tossed an appeal Monday by Century Indemnity Co., ruling that the bankruptcy court's order setting a bar date and establishing a claims form for sexual abuse survivors is not final or appealable at this stage.

Century, which provided coverage to the Boy Scouts of America, misreads a recent Third Circuit decision in In re Energy Future Holdings Corp. which held that bar date orders are "not final and appealable," by arguing that the Boy Scouts case is different, U.S. District Judge Richard G. Andrews said.

"I disagree that the...

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