The former owners of the Atlanta Hawks NBA franchise have been forced to bring a legal case against the AIG insurance company the group claims has ignored all attempts to make contact over a workplace based insurance policy. Levenson and his fellow members of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball & Entertainment LLC consortium have come together again to battle AIG over the mutual termination of the $18 million contract of former Hawks General Manager Danny Ferry; Levenson’s attorney’s stated talks began over a constructive dismissal claim as early as April 2015, but AIG has so far refused to discuss the insurance claim after it was finally made.
Bruce Levenson was one of the best known faces in the NBA during his time as the leader of the Atlanta Hawks franchise (http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/11493472/jason-whitlock-bruce-levenson-atlanta-hawks) before the decision to sell the historic basketball team was made after a decade in charge. Levenson and his group believe former General Manager Danny Ferry’s contract termination made midway through a six year contract should be paid by AIG to bring their ownership of the Hawks franchise to a close.
According to Wikipedia.org, over the course of his time in charge of the Hawks, Bruce Levenson became an active member of the league and the global basketball community; included in the work completed by Bruce Levenson were his roles with the Hoop Dreams and Make A Wish foundations. An increased level of success was achieved by the Hawks under the leadership of Bruce Levenson (view his personal website: brucelevenson.com), but for the business leader the philanthropic work completed by the franchise was equally as important as on the court success. Over the course of his ownership of the Hawks franchise Bruce Levenson took the team to visit charities such as the U.S. Holocaust Museum to raise awareness among the younger generation of NBA fans.