Future liability releases at center of Boy Scouts bankruptcy
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Protecting local Boy Scouts of America councils and troop-sponsoring organizations from future liability for allegations of child sexual abuse is key to the national group’s plan to reorganize, officials said. BSA attorneys to a Delaware bankruptcy judge on Tuesday.
Lawyers opposed to the plan have countered that releases from liability for non-debtor third parties are neither fair nor necessary and that they violate the rights of victims of abuse to seek redress for their abuse.