The former ownership group of the Atlantic Hawks, Atlantic Hawks Baseball and Entertainment LLC (AHBE), has filed a lawsuit against New Hampshire Insurance Company over their handling of an insurance claim involving the team’s former manager Danny Ferry. AHBE, which was led by controlling partner Bruce Levenson, alleges that the insurance company is in breach of contract and engaged in insurance bad faith. The lawsuit does not involve the current ownership group.
According to the lawsuit, AHBE says that its policy with New Hampshire Insurance Company provided for losses that could be incurred due to certain employment practices including acts involving wrongful termination and workplace torts. On April 2, 2015 AHBE filed a claim with the insurance company about a situation that they believed was covered under the policy. Danny Ferry had alleged that he was wrongfully terminated from his contract and was seeking damages. In a report by Time, AHBE believed the claims that Ferry made were substantially correct and so filed the claim.
While the amount of the lawsuit that Ferry filed against AHBE is confidential, the lawsuit against the insurance company says that the limit of liability is sufficient to pay the claim. The lawsuit says that the insurance company is denying that a claim was even made in addition to denying that the Ferry lawsuit was a covered loss.
Bruce Levenson is the Co-Founder of United Communications Group as serves as a Partner of the firm. He is also the owner of Atlanta Spirit, LLC, which owns and operates the Philips Arena in Atlanta. In addition to his work he has a number of philanthropies that he is involved with. Among these is his service as President of the “I Have a Dream Foundation” in Washington D.C. For more info view his Wikipedia bio.