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					       Case 2:08-cv-01633-NVW         Document 490   Filed 05/22/2009   Page 1 of 34



 1   LEE SEHAM, Esq. pro hac vice
     STANLEY J. SILVERSTONE, Esq. pro hac vice
 2   LUCAS K. MIDDLEBROOK, Esq. pro hac vice
     NICHOLAS P. GRANATH, Esq., pro hac vice
 3   SEHAM, SEHAM, MELTZ & PETERSEN, LLP
     445 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 1204
 4
     White Plains, NY 10601
     Tel: 914 997-1346; Fax: 914 997-7125
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     STANLEY LUBIN, Esq., State Bar No. 003076
 6   stan@lubinandenoch.com
     LUBIN & ENOCH, PC
 7   349 North 4th Avenue
     Phoenix, AZ 85003-1505
 8   Tel: 602 234-0008;Fax: 602 626 3586

 9                     IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
                           FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA
10
     Don ADDINGTON; John BOSTIC; Mark
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     BURMAN; Afshin IRANPOUR; Roger             Case No. 2:08-cv-1633-PHX-NVW
12   VELEZ; and Steve WARGOCKI,                 (Consolidated)

13                      Plaintiffs,
                                                               DECLARATION OF
14         vs.                                        NICHOLAS P. GRANATH, ESQ.

15   US AIRLINE PILOTS ASSOCIATION,
     US AIRWAYS, INC.,
16                   Defendants,
17
     Don ADDINGTON; John BOSTIC; Mark
18   BURMAN; Afshin IRANPOUR; Roger             Case No. 2:08-cv-1728-PHX-NVW
     VELEZ; and Steve WARGOCKI,
19
                        Plaintiffs,
20   vs.

21   Steven H. BRADFORD, Paul J. DIORIO,
     Robert., A. FREAR, Mark. W. KING,
22   Douglas L. MOWERY, and John A.
     STEPHAN,
23
                        Defendants.
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 1   I, Nicholas Paul Granath, Esq., declare as follows:

 2           1.    I am attorney of record for defendant USAPA in this matter as well as for
 3   all named defendants in the matter of Addington et al v. Bradford et al, Case No. 2:08-
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     cv-01728-NVW. I make this Declaration of my own free will and based on my personal,
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     first-hand knowledge, unless otherwise specifically indicated.
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             2.    This Declaration is submitted in support of USAPA’s motion for summary
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     judgment on Plaintiffs’ damage claims.
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             3.    Attached, and marked and labeled Exhibit A, is a true and correct copy of
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     correspondence by Plaintiffs’ attorney Kelly Flood to the company dated December 2,
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11   2008.

12           4.    Attached, and marked and labeled Exhibit B, is a true and correct copy of a

13   chain of email with Plaintiffs’ attorney, the company, Defendant’s attorney, and

14   Arbitrator Bloch scheduling Plaintiffs’ Count I and II grievance for a hearing before the

15   System Adjustment Board in late May, 2009.
16           5.    Attached, and marked and labeled Exhibit C, are true and correct copies of
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     extracts from the deposition of Hemenway.
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             6.    Attached, and marked and labeled Exhibit D, are true and correct copies of
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     from the deposition of Addington.
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             7.    Attached, and marked and labeled Exhibit E, are true and correct copies of
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     from the deposition of Bostic.
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             8.    Attached, and marked and labeled Exhibit F, are true and correct copies of
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     from the deposition of Burman.

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 1          9.     Attached, and marked and labeled Exhibit G, are true and correct copies of

 2   from the deposition of Iranpour.
 3          10.    Attached, and marked and labeled Exhibit H, are true and correct copies of
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     from the deposition of Wargocki.
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            11.    Attached, and marked and labeled Exhibit I, are true and correct copies of
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     from the deposition of Velez.
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            Further your Declarant sayeth not.
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            Pursuant to 29 USC § 1746, I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is
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     true and correct.
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11     Executed on:      May 22, 2009
                                                  /s/ NICHOLAS PAUL GRANATH
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                                            Exhibit A
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                                                                              Exhibit B

  From:       "Kelly Flood" <kflood@stklaw.com>
Subject:      Re: US Airways: Transition Agreement Dispute
   Date:      January 8, 2009 10:53:41 PM CST
     To:      <RJanger@OMM.com>, <RSiegel@OMM.com>, <ngranath@ssmplaw.com>
    Cc:       <bloch@aol.com>, "Don Stevens" <dstevens@stklaw.com>, "Marty Harper"
              <mharper@stklaw.com>, <SSMPLS@aol.com>, <lmiddlebrook@ssmplaw.com>,
              <al.hemenway@usairways.com>, <beth.holdren@usairways.com>,
              <paul.jones@usairways.com>

I think this should be fine.
--------------------------
Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Device


-----Original Message-----
From: Janger, Rachel <RJanger@OMM.com>
To: Kelly Flood; Siegel, Robert <RSiegel@OMM.com>; Nicholas Granath <ngranath@ssmplaw.com>
CC: bloch@aol.com <bloch@aol.com>; Don Stevens; Marty Harper; SSMPLS@aol.com <SSMPLS@aol.com>;
lmiddlebrook@ssmplaw.com <lmiddlebrook@ssmplaw.com>; al.hemenway@usairways.com
<al.hemenway@usairways.com>; beth.holdren@usairways.com <beth.holdren@usairways.com>; Jones, Paul (Law Dept)
<paul.jones@usairways.com>
Sent: Thu Jan 08 20:55:08 2009
Subject: RE: US Airways: Transition Agreement Dispute

All:

Given that May 26 is the day following Memorial Day, Mr. Bloch has indicated that he is available to hold the hearing on
May 27-29 to avoid having folks travel on Memorial Day to attend the hearing.

Please let us know if the May 27-29 dates work for you.

Rachel

________________________________

From: Kelly Flood [mailto:kflood@stklaw.com]
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 5:35 PM
To: Siegel, Robert; Nicholas Granath
Cc: bloch@aol.com; Janger, Rachel; Don Stevens; Marty Harper; SSMPLS@aol.com; lmiddlebrook@ssmplaw.com;
al.hemenway@usairways.com; beth.holdren@usairways.com; Jones, Paul (Law Dept)
Subject: RE: US Airways: Transition Agreement Dispute


Plaintiffs agree to reserve the May dates and to consider earlier dates if they become available.




________________________________

       From: Siegel, Robert [mailto:RSiegel@OMM.com]
       Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 3:33 PM
       To: Nicholas Granath
       Cc: Kelly Flood; bloch@aol.com; Janger, Rachel; Don Stevens; Marty Harper; SSMPLS@aol.com;
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    Cc: Kelly Flood; bloch@aol.com; Janger, Rachel; Don Stevens; Marty Harper; SSMPLS@aol.com;
lmiddlebrook@ssmplaw.com; al.hemenway@usairways.com; beth.holdren@usairways.com; Jones, Paul (Law Dept)
    Subject: RE: US Airways: Transition Agreement Dispute


     All --

    To clarify, I did not say we will "take" earlier dates that become available. I said that we will "consider" them.
Obviously, all required participants need to be available for any alternatives.

     -- Bob Siegel

________________________________

    From: Nicholas Granath [mailto:ngranath@ssmplaw.com]
    Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 5:27 PM
    To: Siegel, Robert
    Cc: Kelly Flood; bloch@aol.com; Janger, Rachel; Don Stevens; Marty Harper; SSMPLS@aol.com;
lmiddlebrook@ssmplaw.com; al.hemenway@usairways.com; beth.holdren@usairways.com; Jones, Paul (Law Dept)
    Subject: Re: US Airways: Transition Agreement Dispute


     Mr. Bloch, cc Counsels


     USAPA agrees with the company (below) that we should confirm now as suggested, and that we take any earlier date
that becomes available.
     Thanks,


     Nick Granath


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     Nicholas P. Granath, Esq.


     Seham, Seham, Meltz & Petersen, LLP
     2915 Wayzata Blvd.
     Minneapolis, MN 55405
     Tel. (612) 341-9080
     Cell (612) 210-8460
     Fax (612) 341-9079
     Email: ngranath@ssmplaw.com



     445 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 1204
     White Plains, NY 10601
     Tel: (914) 997-1346
     Fax: (914) 997-7125
     Website: www.ssmplaw.com <http://www.ssmplaw.com/>
          Other offices located in: *Manhattan *Houston *Minneapolis *Seattle

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     On Jan 6, 2009, at 4:17 PM, Siegel, Robert wrote:


                    All --

          I don't think we have confirmed the date for this hearing. Mr. Bloch offered the two sets of dates indicated below.
The Company indicated that either set of dates was acceptable, but that it preferred May 26-28. I suggest that we confirm
these dates now. If there are earlier dates that become available due to cancellations on Mr. Bloch's calendar, we can
consider those at that time.

          -- Bob Siegel




________________________________

         From: Kelly Flood [mailto:kflood@stklaw.com]
         Sent: Saturday, December 20, 2008 7:55 AM
         To: bloch@aol.com; Siegel, Robert; Janger, Rachel
         Cc: Don Stevens; Marty Harper; SSMPLS@aol.com; lmiddlebrook@ssmplaw.com; ngranath@ssmplaw.com;
al.hemenway@usairways.com; beth.holdren@usairways.com
         Subject: Re: US Airways: Transition Agreement Dispute




          Thank you Mr. Bloch - we'll discuss and get back to you.
          --------------------------
          Sent from my BlackBerry Wireless Device




          ________________________________


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               Kelly J. Flood
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               Kelly J. Flood
          Attorney At Law




               Shughart Thomson & Kilroy
          3636 North Central Avenue
          Suite 1200
          Phoenix, AZ 85012


          http://www.stklaw.com <http://www.stklaw.com/>

               tel: 602-650-2043
          fax: 602-926-8552
          kflood@stklaw.com


          ________________________________

          <mailto:kflood@stklaw.com>


          <mailto:kflood@stklaw.com>


          -----Original Message-----


         From: Rich Bloch <bloch@aol.com>
         To: RSiegel@OMM.com <RSiegel@OMM.com>; RJanger@OMM.com <RJanger@OMM.com>
         CC: Kelly Flood; Don Stevens; Marty Harper; SSMPLS@aol.com <SSMPLS@aol.com>;
lmiddlebrook@ssmplaw.com <lmiddlebrook@ssmplaw.com>; ngranath@ssmplaw.com<ngranath@ssmplaw.com>;
al.hemenway@usairways.com <al.hemenway@usairways.com>; beth.holdren@usairways.com
<beth.holdren@usairways.com>
         Sent: Sat Dec 20 06:38:22 2008
         Subject: Re: US Airways: Transition Agreement Dispute

          I would propose two sets of dates I could be available for in DC:
          May 26-28

          June 2-4
          I'm showing the June dates as already having been offered to these parties, but I'm not certain on that; in any event
both sets are available. I'll look forward to hearing from you at your earliest convenience.



          Rich Bloch




          RICHARD I. BLOCH
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         RICHARD I. BLOCH
         4335 CATHEDRAL AVE. N.W.
         WASHINGTON, D.C. 20016
         PHONE: 202-686-1140, CELL: 202-641-5811, FAX: 202-966-0871


         -----Original Message-----
         From: Siegel, Robert <RSiegel@OMM.com>
         To: Janger, Rachel <RJanger@OMM.com>; bloch <bloch@aol.com>
         Cc: Kelly Flood <kflood@stklaw.com>; Don Stevens <dstevens@stklaw.com>; Marty Harper
<mharper@stklaw.com>; Seham Lee <SSMPLS@aol.com>; Middlebrook Lucas <lmiddlebrook@ssmplaw.com>;
ngranath@ssmplaw.com; al.hemenway@usairways.com; beth.holdren@usairways.com
         Sent: Thu, 18 Dec 2008 4:42 pm
         Subject: RE: US Airways: Transition Agreement Dispute


         Mr. Bloch --

          I will be handling this case for US Airways, along with Rachel Janger. Once you have a chance to review your
calendar for available hearing dates, please let us know what is convenient for you, and we will do our best to make that
work.

         Thanks in advance.

         -- Bob Siegel

         ________________________________

         From: Janger, Rachel
         Sent: Thursday, December 11, 2008 11:11 AM
         To: bloch
         Cc: Kelly Flood; Don Stevens; Marty Harper; Seham Lee; Middlebrook Lucas; ngranat h@ssmplaw.com
<mailto:ngranath@ssmplaw.com> ; 'al.hemenway@usairways.com';beth.holdren@usairways.com; Siegel, Robert
         Subject: US Airways: Transition Agreement Dispute


         Mr. Bloch:

             We have a new Transition Agreement dispute that has been filed by pilot Don Addington and five other pilots.
The pilot grievants are represented by the law firm of Shughart Thomson & Kilroy, including attorneys Kelly Flood, Don
Stevens, and Marty Harper, each of whom is cc'd on this email. I have also cc'd counsel for USAPA.

             We have agreed that this Transition Agreement dispute will be submitted to you sitting as the sole member of
the Board of Adjustment. Can you please send us your earliest available dates to hear this dispute? US Airways estimates
that the hearing should last 2-3 days.

            Please respond to all when you reply so that we can coordinate our schedules appropriately.

         Thank you very much,
         Rachel Janger


         Rachel S. Janger
         O'Melveny & Myers LLP
         1625 Eye Street, NW
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                                             Exhibit C
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                                        Exhibit E
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                                        Exhibit F
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                                          Exhibit G
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                                        Exhibit H
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                                         Exhibit I
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