The amount an individual survivor may receive from the bankruptcy plan, according to lawyers for some of the victims, is dependent on a number of variables related to the alleged abuse. The concept calls for the organisation and its local councils to contribute to a fund for survivors, along with settlement insurance firms and troop-sponsoring entities like as Roman Catholic institutions and churches. In exchange, such organisations would be protected from future litigation stemming from Scout-related abuse charges.
Early on, attorneys for the organization's insurers asserted that the sheer volume of claims indicated fraud and was the product of aggressive client solicitation by attorneys and for-profit claims aggregators. Although some of those insurers ultimately reached settlements, others remained opposed to the idea. They contended that the procedures for distributing monies from the compensation trust would violate their contractual right to oppose claims and would set a dangerous precedent for mass litigation.