(UnitedVoice.com) – After years of lawsuits and allegations about inappropriate behavior, the Boy Scouts of America has another problem. The organization filed for bankruptcy protection earlier this week.
The filing will allow the Boy Scouts to continue operating and let them set up a Victims Compensation Trust to pay out money to anyone harmed over the years.
This announcement comes as a Seattle-based law firm confirmed that they represent almost 300 people from around the US who claim to have been abused. They expect more people to join the lawsuit.
Because the Boy Scouts filed for bankruptcy protection, all the current state cases against them will be paused and sent to a federal court.
The Boy Scouts of America was founded in 1910 and has almost one million members.
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