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$7 million award in boy scout sex abuse case

December 17, 2014

WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH) — A Waterbury Superior Court jury awarded $7 million to a man on Friday who was sexually abused by a New Fairfield Boy Scout troop leader in the 1970s.

The jury found that the Boy Scouts of America should also be held liable for punitive damages, in addition to the $7 million awarded for compensatory damages. A separate hearing will take place at a later date to determine that additional amount.

The plaintiff’s attorney Paul Slager, of Silver Golub & Teitell in Stamford, said this is the largest compensatory damages verdict in history against the Boy Scouts of America.

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