Even though Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment LLC. has changed hands, the former owners are still cleaning up a mess left behind. The former owners have filed a lawsuit against New Hampshire Insurance Company, also listed as AIG, for breach of contract. According to Bruce Levenson, the insurance company failed to represent them in a situation where claims were brought by Danny Ferry.
The lawsuit was filed on September 13, and has been classified as a civil action for “breach of contract and insurance in bad faith.” During the time that Danny Ferry filed a claim against AHBE, a spokesman states that the company was covered by AIG for wrongful terminations and workplace torts.
When the claims came to a point of negotiation, AIG refused to represent the company in negotiations, or acknowledge that the company had a policy with them.
Bruce Levenson is the co-founder of United Communications Group. This company publishes multiple newsletters and has compiled numerous databases on topics surrounding the oil industry.
Levenson is also the former co-owner of the Atlanta Hawks Basketball and Entertainment LLC. from 2004 through 2014, which was sold. Read more on Forbes.com.
Levenson is also a philanthropist and spends a lot of his time working with various organizations to improve the quality of life for low-income children. See, https://www.benzinga.com/news/17/03/9165680/university-of-marylands-non-profit-initiative-is-changing-higher-education.
Securus Technologies is a leading national provider of communications platforms for use by correctional institutions, safety organizations, and law enforcement agencies. The company offers state-of-the-art technology and efficiency systems that serve over 3,400 institutional clients and over 1.2 million inmates and their immediate families.
A menu of various phone products that operate on iPhones, Androids, tablets, and landline systems offers a varied menu of capabilities. Plans include direct billing, prepaid calls, collect calls, and inmate debit plans, where the inmates pay for their calls. Also included is the popular video call module, where the callers can see each other while talking, as long as a web camera is situated at both ends of the spectrum. A Jail Voicemail plan, email, and a money transfer capability is also available.
Recently, GTL, a competitor has been focused on trashing Securus by publically stating online and in their advertising that their serviced are way better than Securus and at much better prices as well. All of these claims are fabricated and without merit of proof of any kind. It is as though all of the claims have been pulled out of thin air with no verification.
Securus decided to do something about all of this malarkey, so they challenged GTL to put up or shut up. They threw out the challenge of publically comparing servicing and pricing metrics with a disinterested third party to be the judge of who is real and who is not. Once the challenge was thrown out there, the resounding silence was deafening. After a few days, GTL quietly declined participation.
Securus knew right away that there would be no competition if GTL had decided to take the challenge, and GTL knew it too. When you are dealing with the scope of the servicing area that Securus is involved with, it would be impossible to fool so many people all of the time. Securus takes their customers seriously and always make sure that they come first.