Boy Scouts sexual abuse victims have until Nov. 16 to file claims for compensation

Knoxville News Sentinel

May 27, 2020

By Hayes Hickman

Attorneys have agreed to a deadline for victims to come forward with child sexual abuse claims in the ongoing Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy case.

Victims now have until Nov. 16 to file their claims or forever be barred from seeking any compensation.

Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy in February in an attempt to halt hundreds of abuse lawsuits filed in federal and state courts across the country, plus an additional 1,400 potential claims.

“No matter how long ago this abuse occurred, our message is: Don’t let them take that from you,” said attorney Andrew Van Arsdale with Abused in Scouting, a consortium of law firms representing more than 3,200 survivors in all 50 states.

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