Boy Scouts files Chapter 11 bankruptcy and seeks 80 day window for abuse claims
The Boy Scouts of America filed in court for bankruptcy and sought a 80 day window for sexual abuse claims. But Judge Laurie Silverstein in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, negotiated an agreement reached during a hearing with the Boy Scouts that more than doubled that window.
Claims of abuse by Scout leaders and others must be filed by November 16, 2020 to be eligible for compensation via the Boy Scouts of America’s bankruptcy proceedings.
Those who do not meet that deadline will be barred from filing suit against the national organization in the future.
According to USA Today:
“The Boy Scouts will be required to run a nearly $7 million awareness campaign encouraging people to come forward. The campaign will include mail and email to those who have filed complaints, as well as national television and print advertisements.”