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Thomson Reuters’ Westlaw Today: Boy Scouts' insurers question 'implausibly large' numbers of sex abuse claims

January 25, 2021

Liability insurers are seeking an investigation into the 95,000 claims filed against the Boy Scouts of America in the organization’s bankruptcy case, this article reported.

In recent court filings, the insurers allege the large influx of claims was driven by an “extraordinary claim-mining operation,” and that plaintiffs’ firms had “a monetary incentive to encourage as many claims as possible,” the publication noted.

O’Melveny is representing Century Indemnity Co. in the litigation.

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