Firms Told To Stop Running 'Misleading' Ads In Scouts' Ch. 11

By Andrew Karpan (September 17, 2020, 8:31 PM EDT) -- A Delaware bankruptcy judge told law firms they can't tell prospective clients that sexual abuse claims against the Boy Scouts of America can be pursued anonymously or that there's a $1.5 billion fund waiting for them.

Two months shy of the November claims deadline, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Laurie Selber Silverstein gave a group of personal injury firms a few new rules for the advertising campaigns they've run in order to encourage victims to file their sexual abuse claims against the bankrupt organization. In August, the Boy Scouts accused the firms of going off-script in describing the claims process.

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