Lawsuit Accusing Boy Scouts of Muddling the Girl Scouts Brand Is Dismissed

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.”

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Boy Scouts $2.7 Billion Settlement Plan at Risk of Failing

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.

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Johnson & Johnson Subsidiary Seeks Bankruptcy Protection to Handle Talc Product Claims

The company said the Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing was intended to resolve current and future claims that its products cause cancer.

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French Report Casts New Light on Sexual Abuse in Catholic Church

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.

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‘Staggering’ Legal Fees in Boy Scouts Bankruptcy Case

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.

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Boy Scouts Will Sell Nearly 60 Norman Rockwell Works to Pay Sex-Abuse Claims

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.

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Former Boy Scouts Chaplain Is Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison for Sexual Abuse

James Glawson, 76, sexually assaulted six young men, including one who is developmentally disabled, Rhode Island authorities said.

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The Girl Scouts Accuse the Boy Scouts of Unfair Competition in Trademark Dispute

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.

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Sexual Abuse in the Boy Scouts: ‘Something Terrible Has Happened’

One man’s story of the sexual abuse he suffered as a child in the Boy Scouts of America.

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Sex-Abuse Claims Against Boy Scouts Now Surpass 81,000

The deluge of sex-abuse filings, coming ahead of a bankruptcy deadline, far surpasses the number of claims filed in Catholic Church cases.

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Boy Scouts Announce Diversity Merit Badge and Support for Black Lives Matter

The Texas-based nonprofit said the badge would be a requirement for anyone who wanted to become an Eagle Scout.

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