Boy Scouts of America

10 Results / Page 1 of 2

Background

Events

Future liability releases at center of Boy Scouts bankruptcy

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys for the Boy Scouts of America say protecting local BSA councils and troop sponsoring organizations from future liability for child sex abuse claims is critical to the national group's reorganization plan. But, attorneys opposing the plan told a Delaware bankruptcy judge on Tuesday that liability releases for non-debtor third parties are neither fair nor necessary. The Boy Scouts sought bankruptcy protection in February 2020 in […]

today04/13/2022 15

Events

Closing arguments begin in Boy Scouts bankruptcy case

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Closing arguments are underway in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy case. A Delaware judge must decide whether to approve a reorganization plan the BSA negotiated over the past two years. It would establish a $2.6 billion trust fund to compensate tens of thousands of men who say they were sexually abused as children in Scouting, while allowing the Boy Scouts to continue as an ongoing […]

today04/07/2022 15

Events

United Methodists to join in plan for Boy Scouts bankruptcy

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Congregations affiliated with the United Methodist Church have agreed to contribute $30 million to a fund for victims who say they were molested as youngsters in the Boy Scouts of America. A committee representing United Methodist churches that sponsored Scouting activities also agreed to help raise another $100 million for the fund. Jessica Lauria is an attorney for the BSA. She told a federal bankruptcy judge […]

today12/22/2021 23

Events

Insurer agrees to $800M settlement in Boy Scouts bankruptcy

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attorneys in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy case have reached a tentative settlement under which one of the organization's largest insurers would contribute $800 million into a fund for victims of child sexual abuse. The agreement announced Monday calls for Century Indemnity Co. and affiliated companies to contribute $800 million into the fund in return for being released from further liability for abuse claims. The […]

today12/14/2021 14

Events

Mediator ousted in Boy Scouts bankruptcy; deadline extended

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The judge presiding over the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy issued a ruling Tuesday removing a former Delaware bankruptcy judge as a mediator. The judge said she was compelled to remove Kevin Carey after the Boy Scouts named him as the initial "special reviewer" who would assist the trustee overseeing a proposed fund to compensate victims of child sexual abuse. The judge said that move gave […]

today12/08/2021 14

Events

Key hearing set in Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy case

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A key hearing before a Delaware judge could determine whether the Boy Scouts of America might be able to emerge from bankruptcy later this year. The Boy Scouts, based in Irving, Texas, sought bankruptcy protection in February 2020. The organization took that step amid an onslaught of lawsuits by men who said they were sexually abused as children. Tuesday’s hearing would focus on the latest reorganization […]

today09/21/2021 10

Events

Boy Scouts get conditional approval of $850M bankruptcy deal

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A bankruptcy judge has approved a proposal by the Boy Scouts of America to set up an $850 million fund to compensate tens of thousands of men who say they were sexually abused as youngsters by scout leaders. But the judge on Thursday also rejected two key provisions of the deal, potentially jeopardizing the agreement that the organization had been hoping to use as a springboard […]

today08/20/2021 5

Events

Judge mulls key rulings in Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The judge presiding over the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy is considering whether the organization can pursue an $850 million agreement as the foundation for a reorganization plan. A three-day hearing ended Monday. The agreement involves the national Boy Scouts organization, about 250 local Boy Scout councils and attorneys representing tens of thousands of men who say they were molested as youngsters by Scoutmasters and others. […]

today08/19/2021 11

Events

DE Judge set to begin key hearing in Boy Scouts bankruptcy case

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America is asking a Delaware bankruptcy judge to approve an $850 million agreement that is key to the group's proposed reorganization plan. The judge was to begin a hearing Thursday on whether to approve the agreement. It involves the national Boy Scouts organization based in Irving, Texas, the roughly 250 local Boy Scout councils, and attorneys representing some 70,000 men who claim […]

today08/12/2021 22

0%