Boy Scouts Sues Insurers; Wants Payment For Sex Abuse Settlements

Jul 18, 2013

The Boy Scouts of America is suing two insurance companies for the costs of a settlement with two former Scouts who were sexually abused.

BSA filed suit Thursday in Dallas federal court against the International Insurance Co. and General Star Indemnity Co.

The Irving, Texas-based youth organization settled two years ago with two Oregon men who were among the victims of Timur Dykes, an admitted sexual abuser who was still allowed to associate with Scouts.

BSA says the two men were abused in the early 1990s, while Scouting was covered by the insurance policies in question. It accuses the agencies of having "failed to honor and have disputed their obligations" to pay attorneys' fees and the cost of the settlement.

The two insurance agencies didn't comment Thursday.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.