Boy Scouts Say State Insurance Suits Should Stay On Hold

By Rick Archer (October 28, 2021, 7:14 PM EDT) -- The Boy Scouts of America asked a Delaware bankruptcy judge on Thursday to reject a call by insurance carriers to unpause a pair of state coverage actions, saying it would be a needless distraction at a crucial juncture in its Chapter 11 case.

In its objection, the Boy Scouts argued that the court should deny the motion by Allianz Global Risks and National Surety Corp. to lift the bankruptcy stay, saying that otherwise it will be forced to engage in state court actions in Illinois and Texas while it prepares for the January confirmation hearing of its Chapter 11 plan.

"This multi-front...

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