Boy Scouts Seek Chapter 11 Protection From Sex-Abuse Lawsuits

The Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday filed for bankruptcy protection, as one of the country’s largest youth organizations tries to endure intensifying legal pressure over accusations of childhood sexual abuse going back decades. The chapter 11 filing covers the national Boy Scouts organization and automatically halts the hundreds of lawsuits it faces alleging sexual…

Boy Scouts Seek Chapter 11 Protection From Sex-Abuse Lawsuits

The Boy Scouts of America on Tuesday filed for bankruptcy protection, as one of the country’s largest youth organizations tries to endure intensifying legal pressure over accusations of childhood sexual abuse going back decades.

The chapter 11 filing covers the national Boy Scouts organization and automatically halts the hundreds of lawsuits it faces alleging sexual misconduct by employees or volunteers. The Boy Scouts are seeking to compensate claimants through bankruptcy proceedings while protecting 261 local scouting councils…

Read More

Related articles

U.S. Plans Another Wuhan Evacuation Flight as Soon as Next Week

U.S. Plans Another Wuhan Evacuation Flight as Soon as Next Week

SHANGHAI—The U.S. plans a second evacuation flight as soon as next week from Wuhan, the Chinese city at the center of a global coronavirus outbreak, according to a State Department statement issued Thursday. The flight is planned for around Feb. 3, the statement said. It was posted to the State Department’s website along with advisories…

Official Says White House Gave Navy Go-ahead on Gallagher

Need help? Contact us We’ve detected unusual activity from your computer network To continue, please click the box below to let us know you’re not a robot. Why did this happen? Please make sure your browser supports JavaScript and cookies and that you are not blocking them from loading. For more information you can review…