On February 18, 2020, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection as it faces hundreds of lawsuits brought by men who claim they were sexually abused as Scouts.
The bankruptcy filing should not preclude abuse survivors from receiving compensation if they file a claim. Rather, the process is expected to create a fund from which victims can receive compensation.
“The bankruptcy filing does not alter our commitment to obtain justice for victims of sexual abuse at the hands of the Boy Scouts,” states, Eric G. Kahn of Javerbaum Wurgaft Hicks Kahn Wikstrom & Sinins, PC.
“The forum may have changed, but our efforts will continue,” adds Javerbaum Wurgaft partner, Rubin M. Sinins.
Importantly, the bankruptcy filing is expected to set a new deadline by which claims must be made. Therefore, if you or a loved one was sexually abused by someone associated with the Boy Scouts, please contact us to protect your rights.