Tuesday, April 4, 2023
The Boy Scouts of America (BSA)'s comprehensive reorganization plan and global settlement of sex abuse claims continues its slow march through the federal judicial system. Late last month, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware affirmed the U.S. Bankruptcy Court's previous approval of a reorganization plan that provides $2.46 billion to settle sex abuse claims against the BSA, over the objections of some insurance companies and abuse claimants. While the opinion is lengthy (156 pages), here is the District Court's bottom line:
Appellants argue on many fronts that the Plan did not meet requirements for confirmation, and I have carefully considered each of these arguments. Based on the record, Appellants have failed to put forth evidence that would demonstrate clear error in the Bankruptcy Court's careful findings of facts. Finding no error in the Bankruptcy Court's legal conclusions either, I will affirm the Confirmation Order.