Bruce Levenson and Friends Sue Insurance Company

A lawsuit has been filed against New Hampshire Insurance Company by the former management of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment LLC. They are charging New Hampshire Insurance Company with breaching its contract with them. Specifically, this case is about Danny Ferry the former manager of the basketball team. Bruce Levenson is the controlling partner of the Hawks ownership group. A different organization currently owns the Atlanta Hawks because Levenson and his business partners recently sold the team.

The legal case was filed on September 13th, within the Superior Court of Fulton County. The case states that New Hampshire Insurance Company, also known as AIG, acted in bad faith against Levenson’s management corporation. Levenson’s company belives that it was covered for all losses involving employment practices including “Wrongful Termination” of its employees and “Workplace Torts”. When the Hawks management company terminated Danny Ferry in April of 2015, the AIG insurance policy should have covered some of the costs related to his termination.

After negotiations, Ferry and the Hawks management reached an agreement on buying out his contract, says PR News. This brought Ferry’s $18 million contract to a close. The contract was originally covered 6 years of employment. The Hawks management needed to terminate Ferry’s employment as part of the deal to sell the team to Tony Ressler’s company. When asked for comment by ESPN, Tony Ressler’s Hawks management team commented that they are not involved in this dispute in any way.

AIG has refused to make any acknowledgement of the claims brought against it. Levonson’s management has documented evidence that it notified AIG that it was obligated to pay out on the insurance claim back in 2015. This constitutes a breach of contract on AIG’s part. Levenson’s mangement company seeks attorney fees in addition to the other penalties against AIG in this case. AIG has declined to comment to the press on this matter.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Levenson

Choose 23 Layers for Your Next Event

If you are planning an event, hiring a lanner can take a lot of stress out of making the affair successful. You will find many wonderful choices in the New York City area, so consider these tips to make sure that you choose the best one for your affair.

 

Set a Goal and a Budget

 

The first thing that you should do is to set a goal. People choose to host events for many different reasons. Take a piece of paper and write down what you would like to be the ultimate outcome of your event. Then, consider how much money you are willing to spend in making that goal a reality.

 

Start Looking for Event Planners in NYC

 

Every event needs a person who is charge of the details as it frees up the hostls time to worry about the multitude of things in the rest of their lives. You need to find an event planner that has the experience and skills to make your event very successful.

If you do not know any event planners, then consider contacting a venue and asking them for their recommendations. Alternatively, consider looking at professionals belonging to:

Meeting Professionals International

International Special Events Society

National Association of Catering Executives

Association of Wedding Professionals

 

Narrow Your Choices Down

 

Meet with the various candidates to see if they are a great match for your affair. It is best to hold these meetings in person when possible. Conduct interviews like you were holding a job interview. Bring along your ideas, but also be willing to listen to their suggestions.

 

While there are many event planning companies in NYC, one company that you need to shortlist is 23 Layers. They will listen to your ideas rather you are planning a corporate event or a wedding. They have a stellar reputation with all types of venues. Their team has the experience needed to make your next event a big success.

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