Judge Silverstein Upholds Preliminary Injunction Pausing all Abuse Lawsuits until May 18

On March 30 Judge Laurie Selber Silverstein granted a preliminary injunction staying all abuse lawsuits against local councils through May 18, with an option to extend the stay at that time. While new cases may be filed, they will immediately be stayed – including those against local councils and chartered organizations. This action was supported by the committees representing survivors of past abuse in Scouting and unsecured creditors. Judge Silverstein’s ruling is an important development in the BSA’s Chapter 11 case in advance of the next court hearing currently scheduled for April 15.