PORTLAND, Ore. — Settlement hearings are planned this week for a $25 million lawsuit that claims the LDS Church and the Boy Scouts failed to protect six boys from a man who was eventually convicted of sex abuse.
U.S. District Judge Michael Hogan and retired Lane County Circuit Judge Lyle Velure plan hearings Wednesday through Friday.
They presided over the settlement of a similar lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Portland last year.
The hearings this week are on a lawsuit that alleges abuse in the 1980s and early '90s by a former Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Sunday school teacher who was also a Scout leader. He was convicted of sexually abusing children and sent to prison.