MEMPHIS, TN (CelebrityAccess) — An insurance company has filed a lawsuit against record label and production company Tattooed Millionaire Entertainment over an alleged arson at a historic Memphis recording studio.
According to the Commercial Appeal, Hanover American Insurance Co. is seeking the return of more than $2.8 million in claims after an arson damaged the recording studio, located in the former House of Blues location in Memphis.
Hanover is demanding through its litigation that Tattooed Millionaire owner Christopher C. Brown return $2.3 million while Daniel R. Mott and John Falls, who leased recording studios in the building, each pay back $250,000.
Law enforcement and fire investigators determined that the fire was intentional and after Hanover conducted its own investigation, they allege that $10.5 million worth of recording equipment that it had insured didn’t exist.
“In connection with the defendants presenting their claims to Hanover, the defendants advised Hanover that they believed local street gang members to have been responsible for the arson fire and further, that upon entering the insured premises following the fire, the defendants claimed they discovered that these gang members had removed and stolen most of the over $10 million in recording equipment before setting fire to the insured premises,” the lawsuit said, per the Commercial Appeal.
The defendants declined to comment to the Commercial Appeal. – Staff Writers