Boy Scouts’ Bankruptcy Deadline Looms

More than 80,000 claims expected to be filed by Monday in what might be largest bankruptcy case of its kind

The Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy in February, in the midst of a decline in membership at the century-old organization. Here’s how the Boy Scouts went from being the largest youth organization in the country to the verge of collapse. Photo: Rick Bowmer/Associated Press

The Boy Scouts of America will face the last batch of thousands of sex-abuse claims Monday, the deadline for people alleging they were abused as children to come forward in what is shaping up to be the largest bankruptcy case of its kind.

More than 80,000 claims were expected to be filed by Monday in bankruptcy court, according to attorneys involved in the case. The Boy Scouts filed for chapter 11 protection from lawsuits accusing the organization of not taking the necessary precautions to protect the children who joined the...

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