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Verdict reached in Oregon Boy Scout abuse lawsuit

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Jurors in Oregon have reached a verdict in a $29 million sex abuse lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America, but the judge has not yet announced what the jury has decided. The judge's office called The Associated Press Tuesday morning to say the case has been decided. The lawsuit was filed by a Portland man who was abused by an assistant Scoutmaster in the early 1980s. The lawsuit claims the Boy Scouts were negligent for failing to take steps to prevent child sex abuse after keeping a secret list of suspected pedophiles for decades. The Scouts claim the list helped them keep child molesters out of their ranks. (Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-04-13-10 1319EDT