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After more than a year of speculation, Boy Scouts of America filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday morning, saddled with debt, a flood of sexual abuse claims and declining membership numbers.

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Samantha Stokes

Samantha Stokes, based in New York, is a staff reporter at American Lawyer covering the business of law. You can reach her at [email protected] or on Twitter: @stokessamanthaj.

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Max Mitchell is ALM's Pennsylvania Bureau Chief overseeing The Legal Intelligencer, Delaware Law Weekly and Delaware Business Court Insider. Follow him on Twitter @MMitchellTLI. His email is [email protected].

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