Dozens of civil lawsuits are pending
against the Boy Scouts of America
across the country, many of them alleging
sexual abuse by scout leaders decades
ago. Few such cases have gone to
trial before a jury.
But now a Connecticut case has resulted
in a $7 million verdict against the Boy
Scouts. It’s believed to be the largest compensatory
damages verdict against the organization
and the first Boy Scout case to go to
a jury verdict in the Northeast.
However, attorneys hesitated to predict
how the Waterbury Superior