Letter from the Editor: ‘That was the dam that broke the Boy Scouts’

The Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy reorganization last week, the end result of a downfall that arguably started with a public access case The Oregonian spearheaded.

“That was the dam that broke the Boy Scouts,” said attorney Paul Mones.

Back in 2010, Mones won a large verdict against the Boy Scouts for a Portland man who said he was molested as a child by a Scoutmaster. The nearly $20 million judgment from an Oregon jury was the largest ever against the Scouts.

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