Six men who were abused by a former Portland, Oregon Scout leader when they were children have settled their cases with the Boy Scouts of America, their attorneys told a New York Injury Lawyer.
The settlement prevents the attorneys and the men from discussing amounts of money they received in compensation for abuses suffered in the 1980s. New York Injury Lawyers believe the money likely reaches into multiple millions, since the Boy Scouts of America have also agreed to pay the state $2.25 million in punitive damages.
“The Boy Scouts of America, by paying these punitive damages, have acknowledged that they were wrong,” said an attorney for one of the six men to a New York Injury Lawyer. Another attorney hoped the settlement would make the Boy Scouts safer, just as litigation against the Catholic Church made the church safer.
Among the plaintiffs was a 38-year-old man who received $20 million in punitive and compensatory damages. Most of it was to be paid by Boy Scouts of America, who was held at fault for not protecting the boy from a convicted pedophile, who also happened to be an assistant Scoutmaster.
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