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Heavy D Suing Insurance Company Over CCNY Stampede Damages

sq-heavy-d-press.jpgAccording to the New York Daily News, Heavy D, whose real name is Dwight Myers, has filed a $1.5 million lawsuit against Pittsburgh-based National Union Fire Insurance Co. In the suit, the rapper is seeking reimbursement for money he has paid to the victims of a deadly stampede that occurred during a celebrity basketball game at City College of NY in 1991. On December 28, 1991, frustrated attendees rushed the doors of the CCNY gym where the game was being held, and in the confusion 9 people were killed and nearly 30 more injured. It was later discovered that organizers had sold 5000 tickets to the game, while the venue could only safely hold about 2700 people. Heavy D, along with Sean “Diddy” Combs who also helped organize the concert, were both found to be negligent in the deaths in 1999. The Mount Vernon, NY native is now claiming that the insurance company has failed to reimburse him for $791,899 in damages that he has paid to victims who sued him after the judgment.

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