Litigation Support

 

Due Diligence Analysis and Litigation Support

  • Assisted Jazz Aviation LP (Air Canada Regional Partner) In the Matter of an Arbitration of Disputes Arising Out of a Capacity Purchase Agreement Between Air Canada, Jazz Air Limited Partnership and Jazz Air Holding GP Inc. Provided counsel with advice about airline industry practices and opinions with respect to a number of issues within the context of the Arbitration, and assisted the testifying expert in the preparation of an expert report. Also provided advice to counsel including during testimony of the opposing expert witnesses.

  • Analyzed operational and cost data to determine scope of damages suffered by client following an airline’s premature termination of its contract with the company. Advised counsel during settlement negotiations.

  • Performed Due Diligence analysis of America West’s proposed operating plan in support of the carrier’s successful loan application to U.S. Air Transportation Stabilization Board.

  • Participated in analyses and prepared for production of expert report and testimony in lawsuit concerning the shutdown of Emery Worldwide Airlines. Lawsuit settled prior to deposition/trial.

  • Led consulting team that performed due-diligence analysis of major cargo client’s strategic re-orientation.

  • Managed and participated in analyses of commercial aerospace strategic issues and business cases, including associated economic analysis.

  • Prepared analyses of American, Delta and United fleets in the event of Chapter 11 bankruptcy for investor in “distressed” securities.

  • Performed analysis of and prepared expert report about Midwest Express Airlines planning/aircraft acquisition activities for Fairchild-Dornier’s counsel, in conjunction with lawsuit concerning the Fairchild-Dornier 428 aircraft.

  • Reviewed Western Pacific’s route & fleet plans for aircraft manufacturer; later, provided Due Diligence opinion of strategic alternatives for the carrier’s Board of Directors re the airline’s movement of its operations hub from Colorado Springs to Denver.

  • Prepared and supervised numerous analyses of Air New Orleans’ operations, financial results and fleet planning activities in lawsuit for ATR’s counsel; deposed as an expert witness.

  • Assisted secured creditor (Saab Aircraft) in evaluating Business Express’s business plans, including providing expert witness testimony about slot valuation before the Bankruptcy Court. Business Express emerged successfully from Chapter 11 bankruptcy and was subsequently acquired by American Airlines.

  • Prepared and supervised numerous analyses of MarkAir’s operations and financial results in support of litigation, for Alaska Airlines’ counsel.

  • Provided expert opinion and was deposed about regional airline industry and equipment financing issues regarding Atlantic Coast Airlines’ motion to the bankruptcy court to compel United to affirm or reject Atlantic Coast’s existing contract on an expedited basis. Judge ruled in favor of client (United Airlines) after reviewing Hamlin’s deposition.

  • Prepared expert opinion and was deposed about dispute between an investor and a proposed airline with respect to fleet and market planning issues. Case settled prior to trial in favor of client.

Testimony by George W. Hamlin

September 13, 2007

Deposition taken in Seaway Two Corp. and V. Gene Prescott vs. Deutsche Lufthansa Aktiengesllschaft and Lufthansa Consulting GmbH, U.S. District Court, Southern Division of Florida, Miami Division, Case No. 06-20993 Civ Altonaga-Turnoff

February 20, 2003

Deposition taken In re: UAL Corporation, et. Al., Debtors, United States Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division, Chapter 11 Case No. 02-B-48191 (Jointly Administered) Honorable Eugene R. Wedoff.

February 20, 2001

Deposition taken in Global Aviation Associates v. American Passenger Consolidators, Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, Index No. 119730/99 (re amended complaint)

February 24, 2000

Deposition taken in Global Aviation Associates v. American Passenger Consolidators, Supreme Court of the State of New York, County of New York, Index No. 119730/99.

November 13, 1998

Deposition taken in TONY B. JOBE, Individually and as Assignee of AIR NEW ORLEANS, INC., Plaintiff v. ATR MARKETING, INC. et al, Defendants, Civil Action No. 96-3396 Section “R” (2), United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana. [Case did not go to trial; Judge granted defendants’ motion for summary judgement on 11/13/98]

April 15, 1997

Testimony re slot valuation in Business Express Airlines bankruptcy confirmation hearing, Manchester, New Hampshire

December, 1980

Testimony in Civil Aeronautics Board Texas-Alberta case

August, 1979

Testimony in Civil Aeronautics Board Texas-Great Lakes/Canada case

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