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Boy Scouts Abuse Victims Push for New Payout as Vote Falls Short

  • Payout plan worth nearly $2.7 billion needs court approval
  • Victim voting results come in lower than backers sought
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Groups representing people abused as Boy Scouts vowed to push for higher compensation from the youth organization after a nearly $2.7 billion payout plan fell short of votes needed to ease court approval.

Under voting results released late Tuesday night, about 73% of direct abuse victims voted in favor of the payout plan, just shy of the 75% that would have made it easier for the group to win bankruptcy court approval.