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Boy Scouts insurers seek to delay $2.5 bln abuse deal, bankruptcy exit

Boy Scouts insurers seek to delay $2.5 bln abuse deal, bankruptcy exit

DIETRICH KNAUTH A group of Boy Scouts' insurers asked a judge to delay the youth group's exit from bankruptcy to allow them more time to appeal a record-setting $2.46 billion settlement of sexual abuse claims. More than a dozen insurers, including Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, have said the Boy Scouts' bankruptcy settlement puts them on the hook for paying "thousands of invalid and questionable claims." U.S. District Judge Richard Andrews in Wilmington, Delaware, rejected the insurers' initial appeal on Tuesday, finding the settlement was a good faith effort to resolve claims by more than 80,000 men who say they were…
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