Homosexual Caused Boy Scout Legal Burden, Bankruptcy Looms

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The Boy Scouts of America ponders Chapter 11 bankruptcy because of Thomas Hacker, leader of Troop 1600, St. Louis de Montfort Church, Chicago, who made numerous end runs around being banned from scouting in the 1970s, molested dozens of more boys, was convicted in 1989 of five counts aggravated criminal assault and died in prison since then. The BSA faces steep lawsuits in the wake of Hacker's actions. (Reuters photo)

NBC News – The Boy Scouts of America is considering filing for bankruptcy in part because insurance companies are balking at paying settlements to almost a dozen men who claim they were sexually abused as boys by a notorious scoutmaster.

Since August, the venerable organization has been battling insurers INA, which is now part of Chubb, and National Surety, which is an Allianz company, and the Hartford Accident and Indemnity Co., court records show.

“We remain in disputes with some carriers and look forward to a resolution that benefits victims and helps them on their journey towards healing,” BSA spokeswoman Effie Delimarkos said in a statement to NBC News.

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