Insurer accuses Memphis recording studio of fraud after fire

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Posted: Oct 28, 2016 7:56 AM

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An insurance company that paid more than $2.8 million in claims after an arson fire damaged an historic Memphis music recording studio has now accused a rock music label company of fraud and wants its money back.

The Commercial Appeal (http://memne.ws/2fdipdq ) reports that Hanover American Insurance Co. has filed a federal lawsuit against Tattooed Millionaire Entertainment, its owner Christopher C. Brown and two others — Daniel Mott and John Falls — in connection with the fire last November set inside the former House of Blues recording studio.

After examining receipts and bank records, Hanover, which is based in Massachusetts, says $10.5 million worth of recording equipment that it had insured didn't exist. The defendants had said the arsonists had stolen the equipment.

The defendants declined to comment.

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Information from: The Commercial Appeal, http://www.commercialappeal.com