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The Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy. We represent many people with claims against the Boy Scouts, including dozens whose lawsuits resulted in the bankruptcy, and we are actively involved with the bankruptcy process. Please click here to learn more about what the bankruptcy means for abuse survivors, including how to file a claim to protect your legal rights. You are not alone. Click here to learn more now.
Deadline Announced: On May 18, 2020, the bankruptcy court set November 16, 2020, as the deadline for abuse survivors to file a claim in the bankruptcy. Click here to read more about this critically important deadline.
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The Boy Scouts Have Filed for Bankruptcy
“Bar Date” Deadline for Claims: On May 18, 2020, the bankruptcy court set November 16, 2020, as the “bar date” deadline for abuse survivors to file a claim in the bankruptcy. This deadline is called a “bar date” because anyone who fails to file a claim by the deadline will likely have their claim against the Boy Scouts forever “barred” and they will likely forfeit any claim they have against the Boy Scouts, including any right to compensation from the Boy Scouts. The deadline usually applies to anyone who has a claim, even people who come forward late because they were not aware of the deadline.
We are very involved with the bankruptcy process. You can read more about the bankruptcy, including the “bar date deadline,” by clicking here.
If you or someone you love may have a claim against the Boy Scouts the time to act is now. Please contact us to learn your legal options and to ensure your legal rights are protected.
Interviews Regarding the Boy Scouts Bankruptcy: Some of our clients have decided to speak out regarding the Boy Scouts bankruptcy and what it means to them. Our lawyers have also been featured in a number of news stories about the bankruptcy because of our long history of helping Boy Scout abuse survivors and our work in a large number of the Catholic bankruptcies. You can read or watch some of the stories by clicking on the links below:
- “Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy amid sexual abuse lawsuits” (CBS)
- “Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy. Hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits are now on hold” (CNN)
- “Boy Scouts seek bankruptcy, urge victims to step forward” (AP)
- “Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy after sex abuse lawsuits” (Fox News)
- “Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy amid wave of potential lawsuits” (Washington Post)
- “Why the Boy Scouts Are Bankrupt and What It Means For Families” (Yahoo News)
You can read more stories involving our clients and attorneys by clicking here.
The truth about the Boy Scouts "Perversion Files"
The public is finally learning about the Boy Scouts’ “perversion” files, which our attorneys first obtained almost two decades ago. These files show BSA knew for decades how sexual predators were using Scouts to abuse children. Despite that knowledge, BSA failed to take adequate steps to change their policies until the mid-1980s. That was too late to protect thousands of children.
This website is provided by attorneys who have focused their lives on representing abuse survivors. It is a resource for those survivors, as well as lawyers who need help prosecuting their claims.
Important Note: Some recent reports in 2019 have suggested there is a “new” list of Boy Scout leaders from the “perversion” files. This is not accurate. The publicly available files, which you can read on this website, were released many years ago and that is the source of the “new” list. This is important for people to know because there are likely hundreds, if not thousands, of Scout leaders who are identified in files that have not yet been made public. We have represented many people who were abused by Scout leaders whose names were not in the publicly available files, so please do not be discouraged or think you will not be believed if a particular Scout leader’s name is not in the files.
You can watch or read about some of our client’s stories, as well as interviews with some of our lawyers. Our clients who are featured in these stories chose to come forward and share their experiences.