October 29, 2012
by David Mulock
JURIST Guest Columnist Kenneth S. Gallant of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law says that the incidences of documented and alleged child abuse by scoutmasters in the Boy Scouts of America provide a vivid illustration of why some conflict of laws doctrines are ...[read more]
April 24, 2010
by Ximena Marinero
An Oregon jury Friday found the Boy Scouts of America negligent for failing to take actions that would have prevented further sexual abuse by an assistant scoutmaster during the 1980s and ordered the organization to pay $18.5 million in punitive damages to plaintiff Kerry Lewis. Multnomah County ...[read more]
July 28, 2006
by Jaime Jansen
The Washington Supreme Court official website] ruled 7-2 Thursday that the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) must release files documenting sexual abuse allegations compiled over decades for use in an upcoming lawsuit brought by three Washington men claiming abuse by their scoutmaster in the 1970s and ...[read more]
July 26, 2005
by Holly Manges Jones
US Senators approved a provision Tuesday which permits US military bases to continue holding Boy Scouts events. The 98-0 vote was a tag-on to a larger bill outlining the Defense Department's policy for 2005. The provision was sponsored by former Boy Scout Senator Bill Frist who said its ...[read more]

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