Boy Scouts' Insurers Attack Massive Rise In Sex Abuse Claims

By Hannah Albarazi (January 25, 2021, 7:25 PM EST) -- Boy Scouts of America's insurers have challenged the validity of sexual abuse claims brought after a legal advertising campaign saw claims grow from 1,700 to over 95,000, asking a Delaware bankruptcy judge to allow discovery on individuals and attorneys who filed claims in the organization's Chapter 11 case.

Hartford Accident and Indemnity Co. and Century Indemnity Co. on Friday urged U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Laurie Selber Silverstein to allow discovery into the "staggering explosion" of sex abuse claims over the last year, telling the court that the 55-fold increase in claims should not be taken at face value, must be carefully investigated...

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