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Deadline for filing child sexual abuse claim against the Boy Scouts announced

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Last Updated: 02-08-2022
Written by: Michael A. Rose and Gregory Hach

by Hillary Nappi

By now, you know that you’re not alone. If you were sexually abused or assaulted by a Scoutmaster or leader of the Boy Scouts and other volunteers of the Boy Scouts of America, contact our Firm right away.

The Boy Scouts of America believe that more than 7,000 of its former leaders and volunteers were involved in sexually abusing children over the course of more than 70 years. If you survived sexual abuse at the hands of a Boy Scout leader or volunteer, contact Hach & Rose, LLP to have a consultation with an experienced attorney who can advise you.

The Boy Scouts of America has long known of the problem within its organization. The Boy Scouts kept files on specific scout leaders and volunteers and maintained a list of hundreds of people affiliated with the organization that had faced allegations of sexually abusing the children whose family paid for them to participate in activities. Although the “perversion files” are by no means all-inclusive, the mere existence of the files illustrates a pattern of evil, crime, and abuse within the organization that led children being repeatedly victimized over decades.

On February 17, 2020, the Boy Scouts of America announced its filing Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. On May 26, 2020 the bankruptcy court set a claims bar date marking the deadline by which all survivors of child sexual abuse by a BSA volunteer or employee must formally file a claim with the court: November 16, 2020.


After this date, a survivor could be denied any sort of recovery from the Boy Scouts of America. You have waited for justice this long; act now before it is too late.

At Hach & Rose, LLP, we are committed to achieving the justice that our clients deserve. We will work thoroughly and passionately to represent those who felt they could not protect themselves. If you or a loved one has suffered from any form of sexual assault, it is crucial to act now. Do not hesitate to contact the New York sexual abuse lawyers at Hach & Rose, LLP today at (212) 779-0057 or online. Our compassionate, caring, and experienced attorneys will work diligently to uncover whether criminal charges, a civil lawsuit – or both – can be filed against the perpetrator or negligent third party who is responsible for the abuse and its damages to you.

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