Boy Scouts settlements reached with major insurer, Mormons

DOVER, Del. (AP) — One of the primary insurers of the Boy Scouts of America has reached a tentative settlement agreement with the Boy Scouts and attorneys representing tens of thousands of men who say they were molested as youngsters decades ago by scoutmasters and others. The Hartford announced Tuesday that it has agreed to pay $787 million into a fund to be established for the alleged abuse victims in the BSA’s bankruptcy case. The Mormon church also confirmed a separate settlement under which it will contribute $250 million into the fund. The settlements are part of an ongoing effort by the Boy Scouts and other parties in the bankruptcy to forge a reorganization plan that must win approval by a majority of abuse victims and by the court.