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Boy Scouts Abuse Lawsuit


Berger Montague has formed a multi-state coalition with nationally recognized plaintiffs’ law firms Nye Stirling Hale & Miller, LLP and Motley Rice LLC to fight for victims of childhood sexual abuse, including those abused in connection with their participation in Boy Scouts. Regardless of your age or location, Berger Montague attorneys are available to discuss your legal options concerning your experience with the Boy Scouts. Please fill out the contact form on this page or visit our Boy Scouts of America Sexual Abuse website.

Boy Scouts File Bankruptcy

In February 2020, Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy amid claims that thousands of former 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.

By filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Boy Scouts of America is attempting to avoid full accountability for childhood sexual abuse that occurred across the organization for decades. Berger Montague is working to ensure that the Boy Scouts’ assets are directed to survivors of sexual abuse, and Berger Montague is guiding abuse survivors through the process of submitting claims for compensation in the Boy Scouts’ bankruptcy proceeding.

Filing Deadline is November 16, 2020

Abuse survivors have until November 16, 2020 to file a claim for compensation from the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy. You are eligible to make a claim if you were abused in connection with Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, or any entity or activity associated with Scouting. Sexual abuse includes, but is not limited to: sexual misconduct, exploitation, or touching, sexual comments about a person or other behaviors that led to abuse, even if the behavior was not sexual or against the law, and regardless of whether you thought the behavior was sexual abuse or not. These acts could be between a: (1) child and an adult or (2) child and another child.

Individuals who are interested in speaking with one of our attorneys can do so by filling out the contact form on or by submitting the form on this page. You can also contact an attorney by making a confidential call to 1-888-221-4122.

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We are happy to talk with you about your potential claim free of charge.

We understand that the decision to come forward with abuse allegations is difficult for survivors and their families, and we will work with you to tailor claims to meet your individual needs and goals.

Lead Attorneys

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Shanon J. Carson

Managing Shareholder
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Jeffrey L. Osterwise

Senior Counsel
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J. Quinn Kerrigan

Senior Counsel

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