Voting deadline extended to Dec. 28 for former Boy Scouts who are eligible to vote on $1.6 billion proposed BSA settlement

Former Boy Scouts who timely filed Proofs of Claim have until 4 p.m. EST on Dec. 28, 2021 to vote on a proposed $1.6 billion settlement in the pending Boy Scouts of America Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. If approved, the settlement will be one of the largest in U.S. history for sexual abuse survivors, resolving legal claims alleging the organization neglected to protect children from known abusers and partook in a nationwide cover up to hide widespread abuse.

The Boy Scouts of America filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy in February 2020, citing financial strain amid lawsuits brought by abuse survivors. The organization later filed a restructuring agreement in July 2021 that, if approved, will compensate survivors who timely filed claims through the bankruptcy process. 

For more information on the bankruptcy or to submit an e-ballot, visit the BSA’s claims and noticing agent website.

 Other key dates in the BSA bankruptcy

  • Jan. 4, 2022 (previously Dec. 21): Preliminary voting report
  • Jan. 7 Plan objections for “nonparticipating parties”
  • Jan. 10: Plan objections for “participating parties”
  • Jan. 17 (previously Jan. 4): Final audited voting report
  • Jan. 17: Confirmation brief and reply
  • Jan. 19: Supplemental voting objections
  • Jan. 21: Reply to any supplemental voting objections
  • Jan. 24 at 10 a.m. ET: Confirmation hearing

Motley Rice sexual abuse litigation experience

In addition to representing former Boy Scouts in the bankruptcy process, Motley Rice attorneys also represent survivors of child sexual abuse who seek to hold their abusers and abuse enablers accountable under newly enacted “window” laws in several states, including survivors in litigation filed under New York’s Child Victims Act who allege clergy members sexually abused them. Motley Rice also reached confidential settlements for two John Does who alleged they were abused by Skip ReVille, a former Charleston, S.C., teacher, foster parent, coach and church youth group leader, who pled guilty in 2012 to the sexual assault of 23 boys, although the number is believed to be much higher.

Read more on our experience litigating child sexual abuse cases.

Speaking out about sexual abuse is a difficult and sensitive process, but you don’t have to go through it alone. If you or someone you love is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse by a school, church, athletic club, summer camp or another organization that was trusted to care for children, you may complete this form at any time or call 1.800.768.4026 to discuss a potential legal claim.