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John Doe vs. Fairfield County Council of Boy Scouts of America, Inc. et al. -- Jury Verdict Review & Analysis
June 12, 2015
Attorneys for Plaintiff:
Paul Slager & Jennifer Cohen Goldstein
Silver Golub & Teitell LLP
$7,000,010 VERDICT – PERSONAL NEGLIGENCE – SEXUAL ASSAULT – PLAINTIFF WAS SEXUALLY ABUSED NUMEROUS TIMES BY ANOTHER OLDER SCOUT – VIOLATION OF CONNECTICUT’S UNFAIR TRADE PRACTICES ACT.
Waterbury County, Connecticut.
In this matter, the plaintiff former boy scout alleged that he was sexually abused on several occasions by an older scout. The plaintiff alleged that the defendant organization was aware of a problem and history of sexual abuse dating back to the 1920s, and failed to take any action to educate scouts, parents, and leaders and report instances of sexual abuse. The plaintiff maintained that the defendants acted recklessly and caused him to suffer emotional distress. The defendants denied the allegations and disputed liability and damages.