Reports of sexual abuse that occurred within the Boy Scouts of America organization has made headlines in recent months, and the organization has recently declared bankruptcy. With regard to sexual abuse claims, the judge of the bankruptcy court has recently established the date of November 16, 2020, as the new “bar deadline.” Therefore, November 16, 2020, is the date by which survivors of abuse are required to file their notice of claim against the Boy Scouts in the bankruptcy court.
It is important to understand that this is a hard-and-fast deadline. If an individual does not file a claim by this date – regardless of the reason – that individual may be forever precluded from bringing a claim against the organization at any point in the future. This includes financial claims for monetary compensation against the Boy Scouts of America organization. Moreover, individuals who are not aware of this deadline will likely not be able to come forward with a claim at a later time.
If you have been the victim of abuse that occurred within the Boy Scouts organization, it is imperative that you file your legal claim as soon as possible. The knowledgeable team of New Jersey sexual abuse lawyers at Leonard Legal Group will ensure that your claim is filed in a timely manner and we will assist you in receiving just compensation for the emotional and psychological damages you suffered.
Shortening the Time Period for Abuse Claims
Originally, in the State of New Jersey, victims of abuse had at least two full years from December 1, 2019, to file their claim for abuse. However, the new bankruptcy court ruling imposes a new shorter time period to file your notice of claim for abuse cases in New Jersey that specifically involve the Boy Scouts of America organization. Those claims now have a mandatory November 16, 2020 filing deadline.
Potential Compensation Available in Boy Scouts of America Abuse Cases
If you or someone you love has been the victim of abuse that occurred within the Boy Scouts of America organization, you may be eligible to recover monetary compensation. The amount of compensation for which you are eligible depends largely upon the facts and circumstances surrounding the alleged abuse and how many claims are filed with the bankruptcy court. In these types of cases, abuse victims may be eligible to recover monetary compensation for all of their pain and suffering, emotional distress, mental anguish, and physical injury that directly resulted from abuse that occurred within the Boy Scouts organization.
In addition, abuse victims may be able to make a claim for punitive damages. These damages are available in cases where an individual or organization engaged in conduct that was extremely reckless or egregious under the circumstances – and that resulted in severe damages and losses to the victim.
Call a New Jersey Sexual Abuse Lawyer Today
If you or someone you love was the victim of abuse that occurred within the Boy Scouts of America organization, the legal team at Leonard Legal Group can assist you with bringing your claim against the organization in an efficient and timely manner. To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with a New Jersey sexual abuse attorney, please contact us online today.