Almost all of us know how difficult insurance claims can be to bring to a close, but the members of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball & Entertainment LLC consortium are now looking to bring their compensation claim from AIG to a close. The former owners of the Atlanta Hawks ownership consortium claim they have not had any communication from the insurance giant since their sale of the franchise in June 2015.
Bruce Levenson and his fellow consortium members spent around a decade exploring the opportunities offered to them by the NBA franchise, which for Levenson included turning the team into an integral part of the local community in and around the Atalanta area. The national and international attention afforded by the NBA inspired Levenson to bring the Hawks players, officials, and coaching staff to many major causes that allowed them to bring attention to groups not usually known across the U.S. Bruce Levenson has been an integral part of the creation and growth of the U.S. Holocaust Museum, and brought the Hawks to the Museum soon after it was opened to keep the World War II Holocaust in the attention of a younger generation.
Despite selling the Hawks franchise in 2015 the Levenson group is still hoping to bring to a close an insurance claim that revolves around the mutual termination of the contract of former General Manager Danny Ferry; despite his contract being terminated in June 2015 the legal team of Bruce Levenson state contact was made with AIG in April of that year to discuss a constructive dismissal claim based on Ferry’s comments. The legal case is being heard in Fulton County against the New Hampshire based insurance giant with Levenson’s legal team not providing extra details of the case until the matter has been settled.