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Alaska targets Bureau of Land Management over ownership of land beneath Fortymile River

By Marian Johns | Nov 14, 2018

ANCHORAGE — Alaska Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth has filed a lawsuit against the federal government over ownership of lands that lie beneath the state's Fortymile River.

Alaska accuses 3 opioid distributors of violating state law

By Marian Johns | Nov 2, 2018

ANCHORAGE — The state of Alaska has filed a lawsuit against three major opioid distributors, alleging the companies violated state law by failing to report suspicious orders and diversion of prescription drugs.

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.

50 attorneys general, D.C. reach $148 million settlement with Uber over data breach

By Marian Johns | Oct 3, 2018

ANCHORAGE — Alaska Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth is one of 49 other attorneys generals and the District of Columbia who have reached a $148 million settlement with Uber over allegations of delayed reporting of its data breach.

ALASKA ATTORNEY GENERAL: Alaska Attorney General announces $148 million settlement with Uber over data breach

By Press release submission | Sep 30, 2018

Alaska Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth announced that she, along with the other 49 states and the District of Columbia, has reached an agreement with California-based ride-sharing company Uber Technologies, Inc. (Uber) to address the company’s one-year delay in reporting a data breach to its affected drivers.

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 ATTORNEY GENERAL: The State of Alaska announces guilty verdicts in Medical Assistance Fraud scheme run by assisted living home

By Press release submission | Sep 9, 2018

The State of Alaska today announces that an Anchorage jury has returned several guilty verdicts for felony Medical Assistance Fraud and Scheme to Defraud, as well as misdemeanor Evidence Tampering, against assisted living home corporation Flamingo Eye, LLC, as well as the corporation’s owner, Margaret Williams, for a medical assistance fraud conspiracy lasting from January 2011 to December 2016.

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 asks U.S. Supreme Court to stop federal government regulation of state's waterways

By Marian Johns | Aug 27, 2018

ANCHORAGE — The state of Alaska has filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court, asking the court to stop regulation of Alaskan waterways by the federal government.

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 teachers file suit over NEA-Alaska labor union agency fees

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Aug 8, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – Six current and former teachers in Alaska have filed a suit against a labor union over paying agency fees.

Alaska Superior Court denies Purdue Pharma request to dismiss deceptive opioid promotions claims

By Marian Johns | Jul 30, 2018

ANCHORAGE — The Alaska Superior Court has denied the request of pharmaceutical giant Purdue Pharma LLC to dismiss five state claims, alleging deceptive practices in promoting opioid use.

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.

STATE OF ALASKA DEPARTMENT OF LAW OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: State Can Continue Lawsuit Against Opioid Manufacturer

By Press release submission | Jul 18, 2018

State of Alaska Department of Law Office of the Attorney General issued the following announcement on July 12.Alaska’s lawsuit against Purdue Pharma, LLC for its role in the opioid crisis passed its first legal hurdle today.

Alaska joins 13 other states to defend EPA decision

By Marian Johns | Jun 29, 2018

ANCHORAGE — Alaska, along with 13 other states, has partnered to defend the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) recent decision for no additional bonding requirements for hazardous gas release under the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA).

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.

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