Alaska Supreme Court News

Alaska Supreme Court affirms dismissal of suit over marijuana business prohibition initiative

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 11, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – The dismissal of a lawsuit over a ballot initiative that attempted to prohibit marijuana business in the borough of Matanuska-Susitna, Alaska, has been affirmed by the state's high court.

New trial ordered in case over man's skull fracture allegedly caused by bartender's push

By Charmaine Little | Sep 28, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – On Sept. 21, the Supreme Court of the State of Alaska vacated a judgment that prevented a woman from bringing an officer in as a witness in a lawsuit over a man's injuries after he was allegedly pushed by a bartender, ordering a new trial.

Alaska court upholds dismissal of woman's allegation that BioLife falsified her cancer recovery in brochure

By Charmaine Little | Sep 27, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – On Sept. 14, it was a lack of jurisdiction that caused the Supreme Court of the state of Alaska to affirm the Alaska Superior Court, Third Judicial District’s ruling dismiss a suit in favor of a company that was sued for allegedly falsifying a woman’s cancer recovery in a brochure.

Alaska Supreme Court affirms decision in case of truck collision that caused oil spill

By Sandra Lane | Sep 7, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – On Aug. 24, Alaska Supreme Court Justice Daniel E. Winfree upheld the ruling of the Third Judicial District Superior Court concerning a lawsuit in which an insurance company sued a trucking company for $3.5 million paid for oil spill remediation.

Alaska Supreme Court rules to allow independents to run in Democratic primaries

By Sandra Lane | Sep 6, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – The Alaska Supreme Court affirmed the ruling of a superior court on Aug. 24 to allow registered independent voters to run for political office on the Democratic Party ticket in primary elections.

Alaska high court upholds fine for former Fairbanks mayor for using government resources during campaign

By Sandra Lane | Sep 6, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – The Alaska Supreme Court affirmed the ruling of a lower court and in fining the former Fairbanks mayor for using government resources in his mayoral campaign in 2013.

Alaska Supreme Court rules 'Stand for Salmon' initiative unconstitutional

By Marian Johns | Aug 16, 2018

ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Supreme Court has agreed with the state of Alaska that a ballot measure that would prohibit development of projects damaging waters that support migrating fish, contains some unconstitutional provisions.

Alaska Supreme Court affirms decision to terminate man's employment over statements of threatening harm

By John Breslin | Jul 22, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – An employee of a municipal government in Alaska has failed in a bid to reverse his firing over allegedly making statements co-workers interpreted as threats.

Woman loses Workers' Comp case in Alaska Supreme Court over daughter's death

By Charmaine Little | May 29, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – A woman whose daughter died on the job has failed to convince the Supreme Court of the State of Alaska she should receive additional compensation.

Alaska Supreme Court rules law firm owes Leisnoi thousands in decades-long dispute

By Dee Thompson | Nov 29, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – The Alaska Supreme Court has found that a native corporation is owed hundreds of thousands of dollars by a law firm over a land deal litigated for decades.

Alaska Supreme Court affirms ruling in car accident case involving Peter Pan Seafood

By Elizabeth Alt | Oct 18, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – The Alaska Supreme Court has affirmed a ruling after a plaintiff claimed she beat the offer of judgment by the defendant sea food company and alleged that the Superior Court wrongly excluded costs for her award.

Family of woman killed in Alaska house fire lose case for filing nine days after statute ran out

By Kacie Whaley | Sep 21, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – The family of a woman who was killed in a house fire lost their suit against their neighbor due to filing the complaint after the statute of limitations had run out.

Alaska Supreme Court rejects claim from opponent of state office building

By John Sammon | Sep 5, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – The Alaska Supreme Court rejected a compensation claim made by a property owner in Anchorage who opposed plans by a state agency to expand and renovate a building to be used as government offices.

Alaska high court reverses ruling of attorneys fees in Alaska Miners Association case

By Shanice Harris | Jul 19, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – The Alaska Supreme Court has reversed a lower court's granting of full attorneys fees as petitioned by the Alaska Miners Association.

Alaska Supreme Court upholds enforcement of agreement between Calais Co., shareholder

By Elizabeth Alt | Jun 8, 2017

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – The Supreme Court of Alaska has ruled in favor of Alaskan real estate company Calais after a former shareholder alleged that her dissolution dividends were appraised incorrectly.

Alaska SC says company looking to make outdoors smartphone entitled to nominal damages

By Jessica Karmasek | Apr 17, 2017

The state’s high court, in a ruling last month, concluded the state’s Third District Superior Court erred in granting defendant Trimble Navigation Limited a judgment notwithstanding the verdict but said the lower court was correct in concluding that plaintiff Recreational Data Services Inc. failed to prove any amount of lost profits to a reasonable certainty.

Alaska Supreme Court decision upholds Fairbanks hotel defamation case

By Tabitha Fleming | Apr 10, 2017

JUNEAU, Alaska. (Legal Newsline) – The Alaska Supreme Court handed down a decision March 17 affirming the rulings of a lower court in a case that involved a hotel and a tour company.

Alaska high court rules jury trial should have been awarded in stolen prescription case

By Laura Halleman | Apr 7, 2017

An elderly woman whose jewelry and prescription medication was stolen after hiring an in-home care company had her case heard on appeal by the Alaska Supreme Court, who annulled the superior court’s decision and remanded the case back to the lower court for further proceedings.

Alaska SC: Plane owner can't present more claims for damages in suit against airfield

By Jessica M. Karmasek | Apr 23, 2013

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) -- The Alaska Supreme Court this month upheld a lower court's ruling not allowing a plane owner to present several additional claims in a lawsuit over damage to his plane.

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