Boy Scouts News

Judge Approves Boy Scouts Reorg Plan to Settle Sex Abuse Claims

A bankruptcy judge on Sept. 8 granted the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) approval of its $2.5 billion reorganization plan, which will allow the organization to settle tens of thousands of sexual abuse claims. U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Laurie Silverstein’s …

Boy Scouts Ruling Threatens $250 Million Abuse Deal With Mormons

The Boy Scouts of America may be forced to cut $250 million from its proposal to set up a trust fund for sex abuse victims after a judge rejected a key provision of a deal the youth group signed with …

Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Judge Approves Sale of BSA Warehouse

The judge presiding over the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy has approved the organization’s request to sell its warehouse and distribution center in North Carolina for roughly $13.5 million and lease back the property from the buyer. The BSA wants …

Future Liability Releases at Center of Boy Scouts Bankruptcy

Protecting local Boy Scouts of America councils and troop sponsoring organizations from future liability for child sex abuse claims is critical to the national group’s reorganization plan, BSA attorneys told a Delaware bankruptcy judge April 12. Attorneys opposing the plan …

Boys Scouts Can Use the Term ‘Scouting,’ in a Blow for Girl Scouts

The Boy Scouts of America defeated a trademark lawsuit brought by the Girl Scouts over use of the term “scouting.” U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein on Thursday tossed the 2018 suit claiming the now-coed Boy Scouts’ use of the …

Boy Scouts Abuse Settlement Attacked for Preventing Future Lawsuits

The Boy Scouts of America’s sexual abuse compensation fund should be rejected, a small group of victims say, because the proposal has the same legal flaw that ended a similar plan by bankrupt opioid maker Purdue Pharma LP. The Boy …

Trial Set to Consider Approval of Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Plan

More than two years after the Boy Scouts of America sought bankruptcy protection amid an onslaught of child sex abuse allegations, a judge will determine whether to confirm its proposed reorganization plan in a trial starting March 14. The trial …

Judge Likely to Rule for Boy Scouts in Trademark Case With Girl Scouts

A federal judge said he’s likely to rule for the now-coed Boy Scouts of America in a trademark lawsuit brought by the Girl Scouts. U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein on Wednesday told lawyers his “tentative” decision was to throw out …

Sex Abuse Victims Say Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Plan Falls Short in Compensation, Details

The official committee representing child sex abuse victims in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy is asking a judge for permission to file its own reorganization plan, saying the plan proposed by the BSA falls woefully short of fairly compensating …

Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts Trademark Tiff Over Use of ‘Scout’ Part of Recruitment Battle

The Girl Scouts are in a “highly damaging” recruitment war with the Boy Scouts after the latter opened its core services to girls, leading to marketplace confusion and some girls unwittingly joining the Boy Scouts, lawyers for the century-old Girl …