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Los Angeles Times: Boy Scouts propose more than $300 million, Norman Rockwell paintings to settle sex abuse claims

March 1, 2021

The Boy Scouts of America filed its reorganization plan with the US Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, including within it plans to compensate tens of thousands of sexual abuse claimants, this article reported. 

The organization’s insurers have argued that a number of fraudulent claims may exist alongside the many valid accusations. “Century supports a fair resolution for survivors of sexual abuse, but this plan doesn’t get us there,” said O’Melveny partner Tancred Schiavoni, who represents Century Indemnity Company. “Allowing invalid and fraudulent claims will hurt valid survivors of sexual abuse by delaying and diluting any compensation they may receive.”

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