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Court to begin hearing Hamilton suit against NTCS today

Published:Thursday | January 7, 2016 | 1:03 AM

A court is to begin hearing today a suit brought by management consultant Dr Trevor Hamilton, seeking $100 million from the National Transport Cooperative Society (NTCS) for professional services.

The case is set to run until tomorrow. 

Hamilton, who is a leading transportation economist, is contending that he rendered professional services to the NTCS in 2001 and 2013.

After a long legal battle against the government the NTCS was awarded $1.1 billion.

Hamilton, who is being represented by attorney-at-law Bert Samuels, has presented a letter dated November 14, 2011 allegedly signed by the late president of the NTCS, Ezroy Millwood.

The letter states that he is entitled to half a per cent of the final principal award or $100 million, whichever is greater.

The NTCS, which is represented by attorney-at-law Oswest Senior Smith, instructed by Austin Francis and Company, is opposing the claim.