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The Hartford agrees to pay $650M in Boy Scouts bankruptcy

“It’s outrageous…. Their real liability is in the billions of dollars,” said Paul Mones, who represents hundreds of abuse victims, including members of the official tort claimants committee that is charged with acting as a fiduciary for abuse victims in the bankruptcy. This is just business as usual for the Boy Scouts — paying lip service to their supposed understanding and concern for their horrific legacy of sex abuse … but not doing anything substantive,” Mones added.

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Boy Scouts offer abuse victims $6,000 under bankruptcy plan

Boy Scouts of America is proposing to pay roughly $220 million toward a trust to compensate tens of thousands of former members who say they were abused during their time as scouts. That amounts to about $6,000 per victim, a sum deemed “woefully inadequate” by a committee that represents survivors. Lawyers for the former scouts…

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Boy Scouts settlement offer slammed by survivors

Five years ago this month, Robb Lawson shared a secret he’d held for more than 30 years, a decision made in part to force accountability on those responsible for his anguish. A former Scoutmaster sexually abused him, he said. The Boy Scouts of America, facing nearly 90,000 such claims from former Boy Scouts across the country,…

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