Claimants, Insurers, Others Blast Boy Scout Abuse Deal

By Rick Archer (July 23, 2021, 4:00 PM EDT) -- Sexual abuse claimants, insurers, churches and others are asking the Delaware bankruptcy judge overseeing the Boy Scouts of America's Chapter 11 case to reject its proposed $850 million abuse settlement, claiming the deal would leave them facing unjust burdens.

Parties ranging from tort claimants to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints filed objections to the Boy Scouts' proposed restructuring support agreement Thursday ahead of next week's hearing on the deal. Each claimed they would receive inadequate or unfair treatment under it.

The Boy Scouts filed for Chapter 11 protection in February 2020, citing rising numbers of sexual abuse settlements...

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