Boy Scouts of America Sexual Abuse Case Evaluation

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Boy Scouts of America Sexual Abuse
  • Current status of litigation involving Boy Scouts of America Sexual Abuse
  • Pending Boy Scouts of America Bankruptcy and abuse claims process
  • Protecting your rights and potential claims

Please fill in the form below or confidentially call us at 1-866-371-8506 or email us at confidentialinquiry@meneolawgroup.com to request a FREE case evaluation from one of our attorneys if you or a loved one suffered sexual abuse as a member of the Boy Scouts of America. Abuse survivors must file a claim by 5 p.m. on November 16, 2020.

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Testimonials

     Thank you Ron, for allowing me the formal platform to publicly say what happened to me in the early 1970’s. It may have not been the “jury of my peers” but it was a group of respected professionals who verbally confirmed to me that what “may have” happened… “it was not my fault”. I will say that I am now at a different place in my head; maybe starting to feel closure? When we initially communicated, I had no idea I would be writing this email. Please forgive my delay in expressing my appreciation to you for your guidance and support in this extremely difficult realization of my past. Judge [name redacted] stated that you were true advocates for the abused, and he is so right. If you can, please extend my deepest appreciation to Judge [name redacted] for his kindness and wisdom. Please continue to assist lost souls like myself. May you and your family be safe and healthy.

- A Client-Survivor of Childhood Sexual Abuse

First and Foremost – Confidential Inquiry & Discussion

Perhaps as strong and enduring as any other effects on a survivor of abuse are the shame and guilt that can be overwhelming and debilitating, compounded by a resulting mistrust of others and avoidance of any acknowledgment or conversation concerning the abuse. We recognize how difficult and oftentimes frightening acknowledging the abuse and describing it can be. Be assured that any conversation about your situation with our firm is confidential. When we respond to an inquiry, we do so with the sensitivity, respect and the discretion necessary to provide meaningful feedback. If you prefer to speak with us directly regarding your incident, please call the Meneo Law Group at 1-866-371-8506 or send us a confidential email at confidentialinquiry@meneolawgroup.com.

Cases may be filed anonymously to protect the victim's identity.

Financial Compensation for Boy Scouts of America Sexual Abuse Cases

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Potential clients often ask “what will I receive if I bring a claim as a survivor of abuse?” The answer to this question is not easily determined nor should it be. All facts and circumstances about a survivor’s particular situation are important in assessing what can be expected in the way of monetary damages. Of course, in discussing any estimate of financial compensation, the context must always be recognized, i.e. is the discussion about a potential jury verdict after a contentious trial or a settlement arrived at through negotiation or mediation? The Boy Scouts have paid millions of dollars to victims of sexual abuse through settlements and verdicts. Between 2017 and 2019, the Boy Scouts paid roughly $150 million in settlements and legal fees. The Boy Scouts have a history of abuse dating back decades.

Facing mounting sexual abuse lawsuits and potentially thousands of pending claims, the Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on February 18, 2020. As part of the bankruptcy agreement, a window was established for past victims to file a claim against the organization. The window for claims to be filed is open until November 16, 2020. After November 16, victims will be barred from filing suits against the national organization and will be ineligible to receive any future compensation.

Financial compensation generally involves three components:

  • Economic damages such as out–of–pocket costs for medical treatment, therapy, rehabilitation, loss of income, loss of earning capacity, anticipated future expenses
  • Non–economic damages for pain, suffering, emotional and psychological distress and impacts
  • Possibly punitive damages to punish the negligent company for failing to protect their customers

We are prepared to discuss these issues with you. Please contact us immediately for a free claim evaluation to learn if you or a loved one has a potential claim against the Boy Scouts of America.

Attorney Ron Meneo & The Meneo Law Group

  • Ron Meneo Attorney Ron Meneo manages and leads The Meneo Law Group. Your case will be personally reviewed and evaluated by him.
  • IMPORTANT - Please provide us with the information requested. Doing so enables us to understand the circumstances concerning the incident(s) you are contacting us about. It also allows us to identify potentially responsible individuals and institutions. Having this information in advance of speaking with you will make our conversation as productive and meaningful as possible.
  • For the past 15 years, and with a Martindale Hubbell "Preeminent AV Rating" (the highest possible rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards), Attorney Meneo has successfully represented hundreds of clients who have been injured by products and people. He has successfully represented survivors of sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse — whether by clergy, teachers, school administrators/staff, scout leaders or others. He has also represented employees who have been sexually harassed or assaulted in the workplace. Most sexual assault and abuse cases have been resolved by Attorney Meneo without the necessity of litigation. For those cases in which litigation is necessary, most cases are filed using pseudonyms such as “John Doe” or “Jane Doe.” In each situation, the client’s needs and situational comfort will guide all strategic decisions and so—called “next steps.”
  • Our commitment to excellence and diligence are the hallmarks of our practice and guide us in representing each of our clients. Perhaps as strong and enduring as any other effects on a survivor of sexual assault are the shame and guilt that can be overwhelming and debilitating, compounded by a resulting mistrust of others and avoidance of any acknowledgment or conversation concerning the abuse. We recognize how difficult and oftentimes frightening acknowledging the abuse and describing it can be. Be assured that any conversation about your situation with our firm is confidential. When we respond to an inquiry, we do so with the sensitivity, respect and the discretion necessary to provide meaningful feedback.

Who should file a claim?

Survivors who have:

  • Filed lawsuits or claims against the Boy Scouts.
  • Called the Scouts First Hotline or otherwise reported a claim of sexual abuse.
  • Never filed a lawsuit, entered a settlement or reported their sexual abuse.
  • Received settlement agreements but believe they have additional sexual abuse claims against the Boy Scouts.
  • Experienced sexual abuse, even if the claim is barred under statutes of limitation

This is not an exhaustive list. We will be able to give you more information during your FREE case evaluation. If you have been sexually abused during your time with the Boy Scouts, please contact us.

Abuse can have occurred between a scoutmaster and a Scout, two Scouts, or committed by assistant scoutmasters, camp employees, camp directors, instructors or other volunteers.

Important facts to have on hand when filing a claim

This is not all of the information needed, but a good place to start. We will guide you through the entire process to help determine the legal merit of the claim.

  • When, how, and where you were involved with Scouting?
  • What type of Scouting unit (i.e., troop) were you involved with, and, if you recall, when you were involved and what was your troop or unit number?
  • Name of sexual abuser(s) or identifying information and title(s) or position(s).
  • City, state, territory, or country you were in when the sexual abuse took place.
  • The year the sexual abuse took place or what grade you were in and your age at that time.
  • The names of other leaders and adults within your Scouting unit.
  • Name and location of the organization that chartered or sponsored your Scouting unit and the organization that hosted meetings.

Disclaimer: Submission of information to The Meneo Law Group does not establish an attorney-client relationship and should not be viewed or understood as doing so. An attorney-client relationship can only be established by the agreement of both the attorney and the client and must be reduced to a written retainer agreement that has been signed by both parties.

Learn about your LEGAL RIGHTS

Please fill in the form below or confidentially call us at 1-866-371-8506 or email us at confidentialinquiry@meneolawgroup.com to request a FREE case evaluation from one of our attorneys if you or a loved one suffered sexual abuse as a member of the Boy Scouts of America. Abuse survivors must file a claim by 5 p.m. on November 16, 2020.

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