February 15, 2019
New York Governor Signs Child Victims Act into Law

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Child Victims Act into law Thursday, ending a 13-year fight for sexual abuse survivors and hopefully the beginning of healing for many. Governor Cuomo expressed his hope to sexual abuse survivors, victims’ advocates and lawmakers in attendance that this bill would begin reparations for decades of injustice. "This […]

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February 12, 2019
Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Impact on Abuse Survivors in Litigation

If the BSA goes through with its bankruptcy filing, this could drastically shorten the time abuse survivors have to file a claim with the bankruptcy court. The deadline could be as short as four months and bar most future claims.  Attempting to get financial relief from sexual abuse lawsuits by filing for bankruptcy is starting […]

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February 12, 2019
Boy Scouts Insurers Say They Aren’t Responsible for Paying Abuse Survivors

BSA is also fighting its insurance companies in court. Its insurers say it shouldn’t have to pay claims from abuse BSA could have prevented. They further say that the incidents are related by the fact that they are all the result of BSA’s failure to warn. In an entirely separate legal dispute with insurers, the […]

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February 12, 2019
Sex Abuse Survivors Allegations

In 2012, the public emergence of the BSA’s detailed records of thousands of sexual abuse allegations disclosed that the organization knew atrocities were happening within the BSA and failed to take action to protect children. According to BSA executives, the “ineligible volunteer files” were part of their system to protect children by accounting for individuals […]

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January 15, 2019
What Does Bankruptcy Mean for Boy Scout Abuse Survivors?

As lawsuits over the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) enabling and covering up decades of sexual abuse continue to flood the nation’s courts, the organization’s insurers are saying they shouldn’t have to cover claims where the BSA’s own records show the organization failed to warn parents and protect children. Consequently, the BSA continues to consider […]

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