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Boy Scouts ordered to pay Oregon man Kerry Lewis $18.5M in sex abuse case
New York Daily News ^ | 24 April, 2010 | AP

Posted on 04/25/2010 10:02:27 AM PDT by SZonian

PORTLAND, Ore. -- An Oregon jury's decision to award a man $18.5 million in punitive damages in his case against the Boy Scouts of America will likely be the first of many financial hits the Scouts will take as it prepares to defend itself against a series of sex abuse lawsuits.

The jury on Friday ordered the Scouts to make the payment to Kerry Lewis, the victim of sex abuse by a former assistant Scoutmaster in Portland in the early 1980s.

The case was the first of six filed against the Boy Scouts in the same court in Oregon, with at least one other separate case pending. If mediation fails to settle the other cases, they also could go to trial.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2010/04/24/2010-04-24_oregon_man_kerry_lewis_awarded_185_million_in_boy_scout_sex_abuse_case.html#ixzz0m8G5U6Y3

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: abuse; boyscouts; oregon; sexabuse
Well, the door has been kicked in. The BSA was in a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation with those files.
1 posted on 04/25/2010 10:02:27 AM PDT by SZonian
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To: SandRat

Ping to the FReeper Scout Troop Scoutmaster.


2 posted on 04/25/2010 10:04:19 AM PDT by SZonian (We began as a REPUBLIC, a nation of laws. We became a DEMOCRACY, majority rules. Next step is?)
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To: SZonian

Could this be the end of BSA?

Ironic that the gay lobby would cheer the demise of Boy Scouts being bankrupted because of gay pedophiles.


3 posted on 04/25/2010 10:06:04 AM PDT by silverleaf (Karl Marx was not one of the founding fathers ....)
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To: SZonian

Looks like evil has triumphed twice with this set of crimes: once when amoral perverts harmed children at BSA activities and again with immoral lawyers using that first crime to damage or destroy BSA. We can expect to continue facing this “diversity” agenda until we win or die, and BSA will face these lawsuits until we decide that it’s okay to send openly gay leaders camping with our children. I just pray that decent Americans will report for jury duty whenever summoned and never try to get out of it. Freedom is worth our time at home, just as it was worth our time in the military.


4 posted on 04/25/2010 10:08:25 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: SZonian

They will appeal & get 1.5 mil.


5 posted on 04/25/2010 10:12:51 AM PDT by Digger (If RINO is your selection, then failure is your election)
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To: silverleaf

Yeah, what’s up? I thought gays and pedophiles had rights in this country. Maybe the BSA should take their sickos and put them in Obama’s “new” military where they’ll be safe and free from criticism. What a confused, clusterf*ck world this is.

The same people that legally prevent the BSA from kicking gays out, are the same people that cheer when the BSA gets sued out of existence.

Almost planned, isn’t it? I’m sick of this crap.


6 posted on 04/25/2010 10:21:14 AM PDT by historyrepeatz
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To: SZonian
They also get sued if they filter out gay Scoutmasters.

Never mind that gays are far more likely to be child molesters than straight men.

7 posted on 04/25/2010 10:24:13 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (FYBO: Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims reserve the right to kill anyone who says otherwise.)
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To: Pollster1
“In determining the award, the jury was allowed to consider the wealth of the Boy Scouts to decide the amount of punitive damages.
Kelly Clark and Paul Mones, the attorneys for Lewis, told them the Boy Scouts were nearly a $1 billion corporation that could well afford punitive damages intended to deter them from similar conduct in the future.”

“The ignorance and immorality of bloodsucking lawyers seeking millions in punitive damages just because a corporation has deep pockets is astounding.” The “Boy Scouts” didn't bugger the plaintiff, a homosexual predator did, and he's the one that should be held liable. The very same lawyers would be suing the Scouts on behalf of the Pedophile if they had “unfairly” refused to let him participate.

Worse than pond scum.

8 posted on 04/25/2010 10:25:06 AM PDT by bitterohiogunclinger (America held hostage - day 393)
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To: SZonian

Dear Government: Just keep telling us to “love thy fag”....


9 posted on 04/25/2010 10:30:15 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Pollster1
The objective is to destroy society. The strategy is to compromise the integrity of institutions and then hold them to the standard from which they have fallen. The tactics: inject the virus through legislation or civil or criminal action, then sue them again for the resulting disease.

example: Vatican Two > anything goes > sue the Church for the resulting depravity.

example: force the BSA to permit gay scoutmasters > sue the BSA for the resulting depravity.

My spoiled, self-indulgent generation, the baby boomers, has caused most of this, not some communist conspiracy. It is just their way of rebelling against their parents, or their ghosts.

10 posted on 04/25/2010 10:31:14 AM PDT by Kennard (io)
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To: SZonian

Meanwhile, no asking prospective scoutmasters about their sexual orientation; it’s discriminatory.


11 posted on 04/25/2010 10:34:15 AM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: silverleaf

Not as long as strong people stand beside them.

Yes, painfully ironic.


12 posted on 04/25/2010 10:38:55 AM PDT by SZonian (We began as a REPUBLIC, a nation of laws. We became a DEMOCRACY, majority rules. Next step is?)
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To: Jack Hammer

Then there’s the military problem....Not in my foxhole!!


13 posted on 04/25/2010 10:40:50 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: Pollster1

I’m with you. It’s been painful to watch this constant and consistent attack against the BSA.

Alot of resources have and will now be wasted on fighting these lawsuits and the subsequent payouts.

Money that could’ve been used to strengthen the program.


14 posted on 04/25/2010 10:41:35 AM PDT by SZonian (We began as a REPUBLIC, a nation of laws. We became a DEMOCRACY, majority rules. Next step is?)
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To: Kennard
My spoiled, self-indulgent generation, the baby boomers, has caused most of this, not some communist conspiracy. It is just their way of rebelling against their parents, or their ghosts.

Did someone say "communist conspiracy?"

15 posted on 04/25/2010 10:43:06 AM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Digger

I hope you’re correct, but even $1 is too much IMO.


16 posted on 04/25/2010 10:43:10 AM PDT by SZonian (We began as a REPUBLIC, a nation of laws. We became a DEMOCRACY, majority rules. Next step is?)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The only option the BSA has right now is checking for criminal records. If the pedophile has never been caught and convicted, they will more than likely get through the vetting process.

I can only surmise that the records they kept were for comparing against adult leader apps to deny those apps when they came through because they didn’t have sufficient evidence to go to the LE’s.


17 posted on 04/25/2010 10:45:44 AM PDT by SZonian (We began as a REPUBLIC, a nation of laws. We became a DEMOCRACY, majority rules. Next step is?)
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To: silverleaf

Maybe that was their plan all along.


18 posted on 04/25/2010 10:50:42 AM PDT by Americanexpat
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To: Jack Hammer

The gay lobby has been after the BSA for years because of the morally discriminatory position the BSA has taken against homosexuality.

No foxes(gay leaders) in the hen houses (scout units).

The faux moral outrage from the public about sexual abuse cases is sickening considering they turn around and essentially demand that the gays be allowed unfettered access to the children all in the name of “diversity” and “tolerance”.


19 posted on 04/25/2010 10:50:57 AM PDT by SZonian (We began as a REPUBLIC, a nation of laws. We became a DEMOCRACY, majority rules. Next step is?)
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To: SZonian

Or they could just send the bill to the surpreme court and the ACLU.


20 posted on 04/25/2010 10:52:28 AM PDT by Americanexpat
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To: SZonian; abcraghead; aimhigh; Archie Bunker on steroids; bicycle thug; blackie; coffeebreak; ...
Oregon Ping

Please notify me via FReepmail if you would like to be added to or taken off the Oregon Ping List.

21 posted on 05/08/2010 1:41:08 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: SZonian

Please Ping me for Oregon stories so I can call the Oregon folks.


22 posted on 05/08/2010 1:41:37 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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