American Cancer Society sues insurance firm for breach of contract

Posted on Monday, June 3rd, 2013 at 8:02 pm    

An annual charity event has become the subject of a $300,000 weather related insurance dispute. The American Cancer Society filed a lawsuit against insurance brokerages Ragland Strother & Lafitte, of Dallas, and Swett & Crawford, of Suwanee, Ga., on May 16, claiming breach of contract for failure to provide compensation regarding a weather policy during the Cattle Baron’s Ball.

Last fall, the American Cancer Society hosted the annual charity event dubbed, “Cattle Baron’s Ball,” which was held in Southfork Ranch in Parker. The event was attended by notable celebrities and Dallas A-listers, and raised around $4 million for the benefit of the American Cancer Society’s efforts to fight cancer.

When the outdoor affair became marred by heavy rains, turning most of the ground into a muddy pit, the event was negatively effected.

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