Attorneys from Rouse Frets obtained a $120 million judgment for a plaintiff who claimed a former Scoutmaster and physician abused him throughout childhood.
In a bench trial in the 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County (Mo.), Circuit Judge Jack Grate ruled the defendant’s abuse was “outrageous by reason of evil motive and/or was committed with reckless indifference to the rights of others.” Grate awarded the plaintiff $20 million in compensatory damages and $100 million in punitive damages.
This is the second nine-figure award that Rouse Frets has obtained in 2017 for victims of sexual abuse in the Boy Scouts. In March, the firm secured $100 million for a man who claimed 2,000 instances of abuse by a former scoutmaster.