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  1. So glad we could do our mulch fundraiser this year, although my back might have a different opinion. (Not me in the forklift).
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  2. The Game of Torts You are invited to play along and respond to the question at the end with this fictional account based on real world events. You shift restlessly in your seat as the judge stops her tirade and looks at you, waiting for your response. As a member of the court appointed mediation team, during the past year and a half, you have had a unique vantage point to witness one of the most complex and emotional cases that has ever unfolded in federal court. Now in the early fall, it seems that the events are poised to soon reach a climactic moment – although
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  3. A corporation or organization is responsible for the acts of its members. Most of any settlement is going to come from insurers, that have not written the type of policy that will be utilized in many, many years. The insurance contracts were purchased for a reason, and they were agreed upon between the Scouts and Insurers. They collect huge premiums all day long and sometimes they get to pay out. I don't agree that their payouts are hurting current members. When the contracts were purchased, many in the 70's, they were factored in as part of the cost of employment and operations. I will
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  4. Back to OP, Simplify. A Chapter 11 bankruptcy is filed by one corporation. If that corporation wishes to add its independent affiliates for whatever mutual benefit to that bankruptcy, that corporation must find the means to do so. Within the BSA Charter and By-laws, the means is to revoke the charter of independent affiliates (local councils). Affiliates (Local Councils) who remain independent along with their representatives are removed from these proceedings. Stays ordered by this bench for those independent councils are hereby released. All property assets are unrestrict
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  5. In that case, bring me back some chocolates from Sorenburg.
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  6. 1) The lawsuits have already reached the LCs. At last count there are 870 already filed and pending and with hundreds more expected by this summer due, in part, to statute of limitations windows closing. 2) I can see how SOME LCs can. For example, an LC in a state where the statute of limitations has not been expanded to allow sexual abuse victims to sue could probably work out a deal where they pay something NOW to ensure that, if the state legislature ever does open up the look-back window, the LC is not liable because they have already settled. But in order to do that, the LCs nee
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  7. This is the example I referenced. The points allocation system starts at Exhibit A, page 67 of the pdf. 662378991_RCCofNewMexicoClaimPointsSys.pdf
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  8. Welcome. As you've read, you're not alone here. It was brave to speak up. Thank you for doing so.
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  9. Just a footnote. It’s not out of the realm of possibility that this claims valuation matrix is not the one used, given the effort of the TCC, FCR and Coalition to lift the exclusivity and file a separate Plan. In that event, it would still have these tiers and multipliers, but may look more like the one in the New Mexico Catholic Church Chapter 11. It is built on the same concept, but quite different.
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  10. I am so, so sorry for what happened to you. The answer to your question is no, this will not be "same share". There is going to be a "points" system. I am trying to be sensitive here, but basically it will be severity of act * number of occurrences = abuse score. So, and I am trying to be sensitive here, if some (relatively) minor thing was done to a scout but was done a LOT 100 severity "points" * 10 occurrences = 1000 abuse score. And if every 1 abuse score point = $1, then the victim would get $1000. But if one VERY major thing was done to a scout twice
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  11. It's under Claiment Discussion section a few lines down from Wednesday.
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  12. Welcome, CyncialScouter did a really good job of explaining the process a few days ago. His post is somewhere in the section recently.
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  13. Welcome to the forum, @Eagle1970. My impression is there will not be one amount to everyone. I'm not sure of the process and I assume others can better explain.
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  14. @Eagle1970 welcome to Scouter.com. I’m terribly sorry to hear of your abuse.
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  15. Our unit practice is that the adult leader in charge (and there is always only ONE designated) must review all AHMRs prior to an event for "Prohibited Adults" and allergies. At show time, each person with a rescue inhaler or Epi-pen must produce it, or not go. (But we do not do this for meetings...)
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  16. Agreed. I also know, just like allergies, if anyone has a "do not let them go home with this person". For us, no Scouts have anyone listed. Which makes it easy. Allergies? A bit harder.
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  17. I also think there is a difference between Cub Scouts & Scouts BSA in this area. I wouldn't let a 2nd grader just wander off from my Den Meeting. I also know the kids parents so I confirm who is taking him home. Scouts BSA ... once our Troop Meeting is done, 1/2 the kids get on their bikes and ride off. I don't track down 40 kids to confirm they made it home safely.
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  18. For reference our troop has +/- 60 registered Scouts and +/- 20 leaders We restarted out troop activities in July of 2020 holding our own weeklong summer camp. 35 Scouts and Leaders, we did not require masks, but you could wear one if wanted. We were 100% outside, 1 Scout / Leader per tent, no carpooling. The troop started meeting in person in August, again 100% outside, at a park pavilion near the CO, masks not required. Also we started outings in August and have since then had 8 outdoor events; aquatics, kayaking, backpacking, AOL / Webelos visit, Winter trip to coast, more ba
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  19. If it is on the form, I very much would be liable. If it is not on the form? That is why I have personal liability insurance. For cases just like this.
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  20. In addition to the challenege of figuring out what the coverage was, the insurance companies also argue, similar to the victims, that BSA knew about the extent of the problem of predation, and that by hiding that they either voided or limited the amount of coverage that the insurers need to provide. So it's not even a straightforward math problem of totaling up all the policies. I would be surprised if there a billions with an s available in insurance payouts unless the insurers were unusually dumb or open ended in their policy writing.
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  21. We are all guessing as to the limits of coverage. I could just as easily posit that the maximum is $650 M and they are offering the maximum. My point is that no matter how much the attorneys want to get enormous pay checks, the companies involved have a finite amount of money. The BSA has little more to offer. It is giving up its building in Irving, Texas, supply (which makes several million dollars every year) with its buildings and stock, oil and gas holdings, the Norman Rockwell paintings, and other things. The high adventure bases are valued at about $60 M for Philmont, Sea
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  22. If all you were looking for was number of accusations, number of claims filed and stuff like that, it would be much simpler and yes, I'm sure they could tell you that. It's getting enough data into a computer to actually do analysis that gets expensive.
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