Former Atlanta Hawks Owners Set to Sue AIG

Former owners of Atlantic Hawks Basketball and Entertainment LLC, are suing New Hampshire Insurance Company, also referred to as AIG, over a claim that was filed against them by Danny Ferry. According to the former owners of Atlanta Hawks, they were covered by AIG for Wrongful Termination and Workplace Torts, but AIG refused to acknowledge that they were covered during this time.

AIG refused to represent the Hawks during negotiations with Ferry’s legal team, but the Hawks did reach an undisclosed agreement. AIG claims that they were not made aware of a claim against AHBE. However, the Hawks’ former owners state that AIG refused to acknowledge that the policy was triggered. They also state that AIG refused to cover losses experienced during the settlement, which were covered under their policy.

Added to the civil suit is an additional 50% penalty on the unpaid losses and the associated attorney fees.

Who is Bruce Levenson

Bruce Levenson is the former co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment LLC, He is also a philanthropist who dedicates his time and money to local charities.

Bruce Levenson is the co-founder of UCG. He was the founding board member of publicly traded TechTarget, which was started as part of UCG. He also started the School of Philanthropy and Non-Profit Management at the University of Maryland. See,

Bruce graduated from Washington University’s school of political science. He later graduated from American University’s Law school. Levenson openly talks about ways to better the lives of low-income children in the Washington D.C. area and according to PR News, spends valuable time with the charities in the area.

Securus Technologies and The Boogie Man

Securus Technologies is a remarkable company that extends its reach over lots of territories. It is a leading communications company that provides services to over 3,400 clients consisting of correctional facilities, law enforcement agencies, and safety organizations. Over 1.2 million incarcerated individuals rely on Securus to keep them connected on a daily basis with their families and friends.


Several calling plans are available for iPhones, Android, tablets, and ordinary landline phones. Plans include direct billing, prepaid plans, inmate debit, where the inmate pays for the calls himself, and collect calling.


A very popular plan is the video calling plan. This allows both parties to the call to be able to view one another if a webcam is present on both ends. Video calling can save a trip to the institution where the inmate is housed and the waiting in line to see a loved one.


In recent months a competitor, GTL had been disseminating false information and lay about how much better the GTL services were than what Securus had to offer. The distortion level was above the moon and the truth was not there. Over the airwaves and in their advertising, GTL was pulling the ultimate scam.


Securus decided to reign in the boogyman and offered a challenge to GTL. With the help of a disinterested third party, Securus suggested that both companies publicly compare their metrics with their servicing results and prices. Then let the chips fall where they may, and let the public see actual results.


Once the challenge was announced, the other side fell silent as if they had disappeared. Finally, after a few weeks, GTL quietly declined to participate in the challenge. Securus expected this reaction because the truth always wins out.


It would be preposterous to assume that a company the size of Securus could maintain its growth and industry leading pricing and customer service if they were anywhere close to the falsifications GTL was putting forth in the public domain.