INTERPRETING AN AIRPORT LEASE
Our partners developed an opinion and legal strategy to help a large Northeastern city dispute the interpretation of an airport lease. The city was able to recover over $300 million because an arbitrator ruled that the tenant (a special purpose district) hadn’t followed the terms of the lease in calculating the rent it owed the city (the airport owner).
ASSESSING A UNION OFFER
We assessed the fairness of a union offer for jail staffing in a medium-sized Midwestern county.
RECONSTRUCTING BILLING RECORDS
In a legal case against a highway contractor, we reconstructed billing records to defeat charges of fraud.
ANALYZING A COST SHARING AGREEMENT
By analyzing the cost sharing agreement between a large Midwestern city and major airlines, we demonstrated that the city was being under-reimbursed for the services it was required to provide. The city increased its annual reimbursements by over 30% – over $25 million per year on a forward-going basis.
ANALYZING COST SHARING AND IMPROVING EFFICIENCY
A midsized Upper Midwest city and county shared the cost of an emergency call center. We tested the reasonableness of the cost sharing formula and found that the county wasn’t paying enough. However, we also developed a mathematical simulation of emergency calls, which led to changes that aligned staffing patterns and controlled expenses, thus reducing the costs for both the city and the county over time.