In September of 2016, the Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainmet LLC motioned a lawsuit against insurance group AIG. AHBE claims that AIG improperly handled claims, and in some cases, they outright refused to pay for claims that AHBE states they should have. In detail, AHBE claims that AIG mishandled or ignored cases involving wrongful termination and workplace conflicts. the amount of the potential damages is confidential, but AHBE added a 50 percent increase on the original damages for the unpaid losses, attorney fees and costs. AHBE also included the controlling partner Bruce Levenson in the lawsuit. Bruce Levenson was once a controlling partner for AHBE while the claims took place.
The current owners of the Atlanta Hawks acknowledge the lawsuit, but they do not have any part of it. The Atlanta Hawks ownership group sold the team in 2015 for $850 million to the co-founder of Marquis Jet, Antony Ressler. See, http://www.forbes.com/sites/mikeozanian/2015/04/23/bankers-for-levenson-oversold-atlanta-hawks-by-27/.
Bruce Levenson is the co-founder and partner at United Communications Group, which he helped start in 1977. UCG is an entrepreneurial business management company that helps its customers overcome various hurdles to make them more efficient and profitable. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts from Washington University, and he also holds a Doctor of Law from American University. Levenson has also written for Observer Publishing and the Washington Star. He is also an owner of Atlanta Spirit, LLC, which is a property management company.
Bruce Levenson is also on the board of directors for Newsletter and Electronic Publishers Association. And according to Time Magazine, he is also involved with the “I Have a Dream Foundation” in Washington D.C.,serving as the organization’s president. “The I Have a Dream Foundation” works with students in underprivileged public schools and housing projects, to promote growth into being collegiate scholars. Along with providing financial resources for these students, they also provide personal development with advisors.