Case Status: Pending
Berger Montague represents hundreds of survivors of sexual abuse while participating in the Boy Scouts.
Boy Scouts File Bankruptcy
In February 2020, Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy amid claims that thousands of former Boy Scouts were sexually abused as children by members of the Boy Scouts organization. Abusers included troop leaders, assistant troop leaders, camp employees, volunteers, and other scouts.
Berger Montague and its co-counsel have worked diligently to guide abuse survivors through the bankruptcy process, including by preparing and submitting claims for compensation in the Boy Scouts’ bankruptcy proceeding. The deadline for submitting claims in the bankruptcy has now passed.
Settlement and Current Status
Due to the efforts of the abuse survivors who stepped forward to assert a claim, the Boy Scouts of America established a $2.46 billion fund for those who were victims of sexual abuse while participating in the Boy Scouts. This is the largest sexual abuse settlement fund in U.S. history. These funds will be divided between approximately 82,500 claimants pursuant to a process approved by the court that is expected to begin in 2023. The settlement also provides for measures to support survivors and prevent abuse in the future.
Contacting Berger Montague to Discuss a Potential Sex Abuse Claim
We understand that the decision to come forward with sex abuse allegations is difficult for survivors and their families, and the experienced lawyers at Berger Montague are available at all times to survivors of abuse. The consultation will always be free of charge and confidential.
If you have experienced sex abuse, we are available to discuss your matter. Please fill out the form on this page, or you can call us at 215-875-3000, or email us at [email protected].
At Berger Montague, we are using over half a century of successful litigation experience to help victims of child sexual abuse. We will listen to you, believe you, and fight for you. Berger Montague stands with and supports sexual abuse survivors and their families and loved ones.
About Berger Montague
Berger Montague is a national law firm focusing on complex civil litigation in federal and state courts throughout the United States. For over half a century, Berger Montague has played lead roles in consequential, precedent-setting cases and has recovered over $50 billion for its clients and the classes they have represented. Berger Montague is headquartered in Philadelphia and has offices in Chicago, Minneapolis, San Diego, San Francisco, Toronto, and Washington, D.C.