Braves Sue Insurer Over $4.8M Injured Pitcher Claim

Law360, New York (February 19, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The owner of the Atlanta Braves has accused Hartford Life Insurance Co. of breaching its contract with the baseball team by refusing to pay the team a total of $4.82 million for time that one of the team's former pitchers, Mike Hampton, spent on the disabled list during the 2008 season.

The complaint, filed Feb. 13 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, claimed that Hampton still qualified as totally disabled under the policy for 117 days of the 2008 season until...
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