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Iowa governor signs measure increasing compensation for Boy Scouts abuse victims

Associated Press

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa men who were victims of child molestation while they were in the Boy Scouts of America could get higher legal compensation under a bill approved by lawmakers and signed into law the governor. The retroactive measure would waive the statute of limitations for victims filing a civil claim as part of the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy settlement. It took effect immediately after Gov. Kim Reynolds signed it Friday. The settlement was first filed in 2020. A state’s statute of limitations is one factor that would decrease the value that victims receive in the settlement.

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