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Rapper Sues Insurer Over Fatal Stampede

Law360 (October 31, 2006, 12:00 AM EST) -- Fifteen years after a fatal stampede at a celebrity-studded charity basketball game, one of the event’s organizers, rapper Heavy D, is seeking $1.5 million in retribution from his insurance company for allegedly failing to pay damages to those who sued him in the wake of the incident.

On Friday, the rapper, whose real name is Dwight Myers, filed suit in Manhattan’s State Supreme Court, accusing National Union Fire Insurance Co. of Pittsburgh of violating his policy by refusing to cover his liabilities from the basketball game....
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