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A federal judge on Thursday gave final approval to the Boy Scouts of America’s plan to exit bankruptcy, approving a $2.46 billion reorganization proposal that would allow the organization to continue operating.

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The decision brings to an end the largest sexual abuse case against a single organization in U.S. history, according to USA Today.

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Laurie Selber Silverstein in Wilmington, Delaware, signed off on the restructuring plan after the Boy Scouts made changes to address portions of a previous settlement proposal she had rejected, according to Reuters.

The deal will allow the BSA to continue while compensating more than 80,000 men who said they were sexually abused as children while involved in the Boy Scouts, The Associated Press reported.

There are still legal issues facing the BSA, but Silverstein’s ruling was an important decision for the organization, which sought bankruptcy protection more than two years ago to hold off lawsuits, according to the news organization.

Silverstein confirmed the plan more than a month after saying she would do so in a 300-page opinion that found a trust advanced in the Scouts’ proposal would be enough to compensate victims of abuse, USA Today reported.

Boy Scouts reach $850M settlement with sexual abuse victims

Silverstein had rejected one portion of the plan: A $250 million settlement with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, which she said would protect the church from claims of abuse that were not directly tied to the BSA, according to the newspaper. The organization then scrapped the settlement, allowing victims with claims against the church the option to pursue legal action outside the bankruptcy.

“Credit to the courageous survivors that this breakthrough in child and scouting safety has been achieved,” attorney Jeff Anderson, whose firm represented more than 800 Boy Scout abuse survivors, said in a statement.

Oversight of the trust, and its distribution procedures will be given to retired bankruptcy judge Barbara Houser, USA Today reported. That process could take months or years, along with any appeals that could be filed.

“It’s an emotional day,” Anne Andrews, an attorney with the Coalition for Abused Scouts for Justice, which represents abuse claimants in the case, told the newspaper. “It was long time coming but it was worth waiting for.”