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Judge Rejects Part Of Boy Scouts’ Bankruptcy Related To Sex Abuse Claims

 Thursday, August 4, 2022

 The Salt Lake Tribune

A Delaware bankruptcy judge has approved parts of the Boy Scouts of America’s reorganization plan but rejected other provisions, saying in a recent ruling that the organization has ‘decisions to make.’

One part Judge Laurie Selber Silverstein refused to approve was $250 million coming from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to help settle claims alleging child sexual abuse by Scout leaders.

On Friday, Silverstein issued her 281-page ruling several months after holding a trial to determine whether to confirm the plan. She invited the Boy Scouts to request a status conference in the case.

The BSA issued a statement saying it was pleased that Silverstein overruled most of the objections to confirmation of its plan.

‘We are committed to working with all constituents to make the necessary changes required by the ruling to drive this process forward,’ the statement reads, ‘and we remain optimistic about securing approval of a final plan as soon as possible.’