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Late Thursday, July 1, 2021, the Boy Scouts of America and its local councils announced they had reached a historic settlement with survivors of sex abuse allegedly committed by Boy Scouts scoutmasters and other Boy Scouts representatives. Settlement negotiations with the Boy Scouts, its local councils, their insurers, and sponsoring and chartering organizations, have been ongoing almost from the day Eisenberg Rothweiler, along with its co-counsel in Abused in Scouting, filed a sex abuse lawsuit against the Boy Scouts in August 2019.
With hundreds of men and boys looking to sue the shuttered Glen Mills Schools, a Philadelphia judge has agreed to consolidate the litigation into a mass tort program. On June 15, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas Judge Arnold New issued a one-paragraph order granting a motion seeking to consolidate litigation against the school, where boys and young men were alleged to have been abused by staffers and fellow students for decades.
As attorneys begin reckoning with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the legal profession, one question is on everyone’s mind: When will courts be able to hold jury trials again? When it came to the decision to officially suspend jury trials another three months, Fox said the court arrived at the date with a lot of input from Administrative Judge Jacqueline Allen, who, Fox said, was working backward to estimate how long it might take to address all the known unknowns. “
Earlier this week, The Philadelphia Inquirer published a front-page story about the all-time high number of suicides in Pennsylvania prisons. In his mother’s lawsuit against the prison’s officials and corrections officers, she alleges that the defendants violated Christopher’s Eighth Amendment constitutional rights by being deliberately and recklessly indifferent to his medical needs.
Recently, the Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy, in part because of the lawsuits filed by attorneys from Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P. C. , and the Abused in Scouting team on behalf of their clients who allege they were sexually abused by Boy Scouts of America scoutmasters.
A pattern of devastating abuse that lasted for decades, leaving hundreds of young men shattered by a school that was meant to be rehabilitating them. The experienced advocates at Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P. C. , are helping the former students demand full and fair compensation for the damages they have suffered ─ and will continue to face ─ due to abuse and assaults at the school.
On July 11, 2015, William Pratt, a 75-year-old wheelchair-bound double amputee, visited the Wills Eye Emergency Department at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Center City Philadelphia. Although no amount of money will bring Mr. Pratt back, Mr. Pratt’s family was pleased that the jury held the hospitals accountable for his tragic death.
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On January 1, 2020, the Boy Scouts’ registration fee will almost double from $33 to $60 per scout. In a recent article, the New York Post attributed the increase to the sex abuse cases against the Boy Scouts, including former scouts represented by Eisenberg Rothweiler and the Abused in Scouting team.
In an October 20 article about California extending its statute of limitations for sex abuse cases, the Los Angeles Times profiled one of Eisenberg Rothweiler’s clients who is preparing to sue the Boy Scouts of America.