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  1. What are the policy limits - the number that caps Hartford's maximum exposure? Is there "excess" coverage?
  2. Is your last point, about "focus," regarding the estimate of counsel as to the settlement value of the claims?
  3. Outside former sperts brought us "The Improved Scouting Program," BSA's last near-death experience. Happily, Bill was rehired, brought back the outdoor program , and BSA survived.
  4. When Scouts are Eaglling at 5-7 times the rate in the Golden Age, there are questions that need asking. Really that much smarter and dedicated and/or that much more time to devote to Scouting, or ........?
  5. In 1965 at Ohio Sate, the History Department had a rule that you never met with a student aalone in your office without a rubber door stop wedging the door open. We were issued red rubber door stops.
  6. Troop 43, in which I was a Scout, was locted in Santa Ana, California. Its founding predated the formation of the local council by twelve years. A perviously formed council, started eight years after the troop was founded, disappeared in less than a year. Of course, this was the wilderness of Orange County, California. It only took twenty-five months for BSA to reach Cleveland, Ohio. At times, even the simplest task is dificult and time-consuming..
  7. In the most famous case against Satan, he had no lawyer of record. The case was dismissed by the District Court on its own motion for lack of personal jurisdiction over Satan because the record showed no service of process on Satan or the other defendants, his "Staff." United States ex rel. Gerald Mayo v. Satan and His Staff, 54 F.R.D. 282 (W.D.Pa. 1971).
  8. Originally a group of neighborhood kids were to form a patrol and go camping without adult supervision. There are liability issue with a sponsoring institution allowing THAT to happen, even if the bureaucracy allowed it. If two adults are always present, you may still be sued. God has been sued, as has Satan. But I would be quite willing to accept that risk. But the way things are going, I wonder if there will be an opportuntiy to do so, and I have to ask myself if I want to do it under the direction of BSA, given its performance - including its performance to date.
  9. "You can’t earn this badge any longer, but from 1911 to 1912, Scouts could earn the Master-at-Arms Badge by “attaining proficiency in two of the following subjects:” Single-Stick Quarter-Staff Fencing Boxing Ju-Jitsu Gymnastics Wrestling According to MeritBadge.org, The Master-at-Arms badge was one of the original 14 “Badges of Merit” issued by the Boy Scouts of America in 1910 in the temporary “Original edition” of the BSA Handbook. It was not included in the 1911 edition of the Boy Scout handbook."
  10. Venturing started out well here in NE Ohio and then, over the years, mostly disappeared. The five closest crews, with which I helped as asked, all closed as of two years ago. But, then, between finances and management, this has been a weak area. All the five defunct crews mentioned are shown as active today oblue n the Council website, but the closest has not met in six years. Nothing has been posted on their website since 2011.
  11. Here is a "fawn's foot" butt on an axe: [img]https://i.imgur.com/057f1E0.png[/img] The sculpter was told that the axe should have a "fawn's foot" butt. He did not break the code. Of course, having the ability to post pictures would help.
  12. A Scots troop on the way to a BSa jamboree stopped by our service center to visit our museum. One of them spotted the "fawn's foot" on the but of the axe on the stature of The ideal Scout. Do you see what he noticed? [img]https://i.imgur.com/Kkn7Jhr.png[/img] Picture does not seem to show. [img]https://i.imgur.com/Kkn7Jhr.png[/img]
  13. If the jury knows the policy limit, there would be a mistrial in Ohio. Some judges declare a mistrial if the word "Insurnace" is mentioned by the plaintiff's side. Often, defense council secure an order prohibiting mention of insurance if plaintiff's counsel is a known bad actor. I didn;t have to worry about that issue much when I was defending multi-billion-dollar corporations. Juries assume that they have endless wealth, and my client for the last twenty-seven years was self-insured in any case. But one plaintiff's counsel mentioned insurance anyway (in a death case), and
  14. They likely thought it would meet less resistance. Their ability to predict reactions to their noves as been remarkablely weak.
  15. We watch, at most, five hours a week of TV. No sports. No "[un]reality TV, especially no TV prostitution. A pronounced political point-of-view that assumes that no rational fair-minded person could doubt that view in any detail. No journalism, just opinion and echo chambers repeating what someone said with no effort at verification or objective context. Libraries closing was the worse aspect of the Civid-19 Winter for us.
  16. I think you are correct de facto, although the uniforced rule states: Policy on Scout Participation in Political Events Uniformed unit members and leaders may participate in flag ceremonies at political events and may lead the Pledge of Allegiance; however, they should retire after the ceremony and not remain on the speakers’ platform or in a conspicuous location where attendees or viewers could construe their presence as an endorsement or symbol of support. In addition, photos of candidates or Scouts in uniform or with BSA marks and logos are not allowed in political campa
  17. So which political issues is it OK to support as a unit function? In the last four years, Scout troops have marched for gay rights and , open borders. Scouting in Uniform have attended Trump rallies. BSA officially and expressly endorsed Black Lives Matter. Rules not enforced are not rules.
  18. The form has a signasture line for the CO Rep. The "Unit" includes a CO. That may need to change if any "professionals" are to have employment. Or liability insurance could be part of the registration requirements.
  19. Second Pfizer shot three hours ago. 1st shot three weeks ago caused ache in arm for two days. This one- nothing.
  20. There are many rumors afloat. Thus it has always been.
  21. A contract is an "agreement" with certain chacteristics, depending on aplicable state law. Most parties to such contarcts assume all will go as agreed, and the parties will ride off into the sunset with mutual satisfaction the order of the day. That's why a cynical lawyer may have value; he may expressly provide for what happens if disagreement and conflict between the parties to the contract appear in the path of events..
  22. I thick he asked about statute-of-limitations corruption, not bankruptcy.
  23. LIMA — The national Boy Scouts of America might be facing tough financial decisions in the coming weeks. That doesn’t mean the local organization, the Black Swamp Area Council, is in trouble, though. Sherri Garner Brumbaugh, council president for the Black Swamp Area Council, and Marc Kogan, scout executive, sent a letter out Friday afternoon to ease donors’ concerns about the strength of the local scouting organization. “Charitable support of the Black Swamp Area Council stays local,” according to the letter. “All assets of the Black Swamp Area Council, including past and future cha
  24. Speaking of LCs. When I got back in Scouting in 1981, I joined Greater Cleveland Council. That council was surrounded by Great Trail Council, Firelands Area Council, Northeast Ohio Council, and Warren Council. Only the first of these entities exists today. Twenty-seven years ago, Warren Council, down to two employees, merged with Northeast Ohio Council and the bankrupt Mahoning Valley Council (Youngstown after the steel industry collapse). Think in terms of Seras and Kmart merging. The merged council was named "Western Reserve Council." Twenty-six years ago, Firelands Counci
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