The sale of the Atlanta Hawks NBA franchise should have brought to an end the ownership of the historic team by Bruce Levenson and his business partners who believed an agreement had been reached with the insurance giant AIG that should have been concluded many months ago. The purchase of the Hawks for around $730 million in June 2015 came after months of negotiations over the mutual termination of the contract of General Manager Danny Ferry, who Levenson’s team feel triggered constructive dismissal clauses in a workplace based policy held with AIG.
The legal case will be brought in a Fulton County court by the legal team representing Levenson’s Atlanta Hawks Basketball & Entertainment Group where the group hopes to bring to a close its career as the owners of the franchise; Levenson himself was the face of the franchise and appears to be heading the legal case that will test workplace torts and the clauses of the insurance policy. Comments and actions made by Danny Ferry have been seen as constructive dismissal and Levenson’s legal team believe there is little for AIG to fight as the claim was agreed upon prior to the sale of the franchise. See, http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/11493472/jason-whitlock-bruce-levenson-atlanta-hawks.
Bruce Levenson has been one of the leaders of many different philanthropic programs that take place around the world; since leaving the Hawks in June 2015 the University of Washington graduate has headed an anti bigotry ball for the Kennedy Arts Center to raise funds. The belief Bruce Levenson has for bringing fairness to the world has even prompted he and more than 100 prominent members of the Jewish faith to openly call on the Israeli government to open communication channels to help bring peace to the Middle East.