Bruce Levenson, the controlling partner of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment, LLC.(AHBE), have entered into litigation with the New Hampshire Insurance Company for breach of contract and insurance bad faith. The lawsuit stems from claims made by the team’s former general manager, Danny Ferry.
The lawsuit claims AHBE was covered by the insurance company for wrongful termination and workplace torts. They filed the claim dealing with Ferry back in April of 2015 but were informed the company would cover the claim. The Atlantic Hawks are under new ownership, and they are not affected by the lawsuit. The Hawks and Ferry reached a buyout agreement in June 2015. The amount of the agreement according to Forbes.com was undisclosed.
Bruce Levenson is the co-founder of the United Communications Group and owner of Atlanta Spirit, LLC. He also worked as a writer for Observer Publishing and the Washinton Star. He is the director at Tech Target, Inc. and served on the board of directors for the Newspapers and Electronic Publishers Association. He also worked as an adviser to BIA Digital Partners. Levenson is a prominent philanthropist, donating to various causes, and served as President of the “I Have a Dream” foundation.
Levenson grew up in Chevy Chase, MD and worked as a journalist while he attended law school at night. He received his BA from Washington University and his JD from American University.