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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.

Alaska court: Conservation groups can challenge Trump's reversal of drilling ban

By Amanda Thomas | May 8, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – A federal judge has denied a motion to dismiss a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump’s reversal of the Arctic and Atlantic oceans drilling ban.

California organization challenges decision not to list walrus as threatened or endangered

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 16, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – An environmental organization based in California is challenging the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's decision not to list the Pacific walrus as a threatened or endangered species.

Court partially grants Nordstrom's motion to dismiss in pricing class action

By Erianne Leatherman | Mar 8, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska has dismissed some claims in a lawsuit filed against Nordstrom Inc., which is facing a class action lawsuit there over alleged fraud and false advertising.

FTC staff supports repealing Alaska's certificate-of-need laws

By Marian Johns | Feb 14, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In recent testimony to the Alaska Senate Labor and Commerce Committee, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) staff recommended repeal of Alaska's certificate-of-need (CON) laws requiring health care providers to obtain the state's approval prior to their expansion, establishment of new facilities/services and for certain large capital expenditures.

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.

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