A judge ruled that the Boy Scouts could describe its activities as “scouting” without reference to gender and that “there are no issues to be tried.”
Of the tens of thousands of Boy Scouts victims who voted on a settlement plan, 73 percent supported it, just below a critical threshold of 75 percent.
The company said the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing was intended to resolve current and future claims that its products cause cancer.
An independent commission laid out in detail the extent of the problem and the church’s failure to tackle it, estimating that about 216,000 minors had been abused since 1950.
As the Boy Scouts of America goes through a massive and contentious bankruptcy, dozens of lawyers are working on the case. Many are charging more than $1,000 an hour.
The Boy Scouts of America, which is facing more than 82,000 sex-abuse claims, said in a court filing that it would establish a settlement fund of at least $300 million.
James Glawson, 76, sexually assaulted six young men, including one who is developmentally disabled, Rhode Island authorities said.
The use of the terms “scouts” and “scouting” in the recruitment of girls is a focus of a legal and public relations feud between the organizations.
One man’s story of the sexual abuse he suffered as a child in the Boy Scouts of America.
The deluge of sex-abuse filings, coming ahead of a bankruptcy deadline, far surpasses the number of claims filed in Catholic Church cases.
The Texas-based nonprofit said the badge would be a requirement for anyone who wanted to become an Eagle Scout.