After three days of trial, on January 29, 2015, the Boy Scouts and the plaintiff settled this sexual abuse case. This case followed the same path as better than 99% of sexual abuse cases. Parties settle because it is in their best interests to do so – and obviously here that was the case. But this settlement illustrates why the trial in 2010 in Portland, Oregon was so unique. There we litigated the case for over 6 weeks, spending hours upon hours going through numerous BSA Perversion files. In Santa Barbara there was much fanfare concerning the release of the BSA Perversion files from 1991-2007. Some media outlets portrayed it as a Pandora’s Box however those reporters obviously forgot that over 1200 files from 1965-1985 were already released and in the public domain as a result of the Portland case.
If you have a question about the BSA’s perversion files, please call the office of sexual abuse attorney Paul Mones.