Boy Scouts Reach $850m Settlement Over Sexual Abuse Claims: NBC

July 2, 2021, 1:14 AM

Boy Scouts of America have reached an $850 million settlement over sexual abuse claims, NBC News reported, citing an attorney representing one of the largest groups of claimants.

  • Ken Rothweiler, an attorney at Eisenberg Rothweiler in Philadelphia who represents more than 16,800 claimants, told NBC the insurance rights will be put into a trust that the survivors group will control
  • Settlement was detailed in court documents filed on Thursday
  • Boy Scouts said in a statement cited by NBC that the settlement was a significant step
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