Scouts Mass Tort Shows How Victims Can Be Left Behind
By O.H. Skinner (February 25, 2022, 3:36 PM EST) -- Victims and everyday consumers can be a forgotten part of our legal system. With consumer protection becoming more politicized, and lawyers collecting big fees, it is the victims who are at risk of being left behind.
Without meaningful reforms that prioritize victims — like judges more aggressively policing their cases for abuse, and assigning independent examiners at the outset to keep everyone on their best behavior — even compelling victims will be at risk of getting lost in the shuffle.
For a tragic example, look no further than the unprecedented Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy that is coming toward a final...
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