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

Elizabeth Alt Oct. 18, 2017, 1:27pm

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

Kacie Whaley Sep. 21, 2017, 10:15am

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

John Sammon Sep. 5, 2017, 9:29am

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.

Senate Obamacare repeal failures warning sign for business and banking communities on rescinding anti-arbitration rule

W.J. Kennedy Jul. 29, 2017, 12:35pm

WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) - Business and banking interests are working to ensure that an upcoming Senate attempt to rescind the Consumer Financial Bureau Protection’s (CFPB) anti-arbitration rule plays out differently than repeated failures by Senate Republicans to repeal any or all of Obamacare. And they are enlisting help on the state level to do it.

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

Shanice Harris Jul. 19, 2017, 12:46pm

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

Elizabeth Alt Jun. 8, 2017, 1:21pm

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.

Conservation groups accuse Trump administration of violating federal law

Wadi Reformado May 15, 2017, 9:21am

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) — A group of conservation organizations are suing Non profit organization are suing President Trump and other administration officials, alleging violation of federal law.

Alaska sues U.S. for ownership of land underneath portions of Knik River

Mark Iandolo Apr. 25, 2017, 8:49am

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) — Alaska Attorney General Jahna Lindemuth announced April 19 that the state is suing the United States to assert ownership of the land underlying portions of Knik River.

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

Jessica Karmasek Apr. 17, 2017, 2:27pm

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

Tabitha Fleming Apr. 10, 2017, 11:52am

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

Laura Halleman Apr. 7, 2017, 12:25pm

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.

Retired Alaska judge praises state's merit-based selection process, lack of politics

Nicholas Gueguen Mar. 30, 2017, 12:09pm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) – Retired Alaska Superior Court Judge Elaine Andrews likes that Alaska's judicial-selection system is currently based on merit, calling it the most transparent in the country.

Nordstrom sued over pricing

Louie Torres Feb. 22, 2017, 4:19pm

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Legal Newsline) — An Alaska woman filed a class action lawsuit against Nordstrom, alleging fraud and negligent misrepresentation.

Alaskan Medicare money in limbo; medical software company sued

Hanna Nakano Oct. 7, 2015, 12:07pm

A group of medical facilities in Alaska have filed a class action lawsuit against a company they say kept them from receiving Medicare reimbursement they depended on to stay afloat.

Alaska oil company to pay settlement for alleged spill

Mark Payne Jan. 8, 2015, 11:25am

Aleut Enterprise LLC (AE) agreed to a settlement with Alaska Attorney General Michael Geraghty's office on Tuesday after it allegedly caused an oil spill on Adak Island, which led to environmental damage.

Alaskan company pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud

Mark Payne Dec. 3, 2014, 11:32am

An Alaskan company on Friday plead guilty to medical assistance fraud following allegations by Attorney General Michael C. Geraghty's office that employees at the personal care firm participated in a large Medicaid fraud scheme.