Year In Review

City of Hooper Bay v. Bunyan

Posted on March 30th, 2016

[TORT LAW] In City of Hooper Bay v. Bunyan,[1] the supreme court held that jury instructions in a wrongful death action cannot preclude the jury from allocating fault between parties.[2] On July 28, 2011, Louis Bunyan hanged himself with his sweatpants drawstring while in the custody of the Hooper Bay Police Department (“HBPD”).[3] Earlier that Continue Reading »

Tagaban v. City of Pelican

Posted on March 30th, 2016

[PROPERTY LAW]  In Tagaban v. City of Pelican,[1] the supreme court held that the City was not required to give notice of foreclosure to lienholders of a property.[2] Tagaban won a judgement against the Kake Tribal Corporation in 1998 which was recorded as a lien on tribal property within the City of Pelican.[3] Ownership later Continue Reading »

Noble v. State

Posted on March 30th, 2016

[CRIMINAL LAW] In Noble v. State,[1] the court held that a motorist’s failure to use a turn signal when entering and exiting a roundabout is not a traffic infraction justifying a stop by police officers.[2] On November 1, 2010, University of Alaska Fairbanks campus police received a report of a reckless driver in a dark-colored Continue Reading »

Bochkovsky v. State

Posted on March 30th, 2016

[CRIMINAL LAW] In Bochkovsky v. State,[1] the court of appeals held that the reasonable suspicion standard requires evidence separating a package from a group of packages, which may be demonstrated by, in addition to physical mailing details of a package, evidence of a fictitious name.[2] Bochkovsky was convicted in a jury trial of misconduct involving Continue Reading »

Ramsey v. State

Posted on March 30th, 2016

[CRIMINAL LAW] In Ramsey v. State,[1] the court of appeals held that a trial court’s failure to instruct jurors that they must be factually unanimous as to which acts a criminal defendant committed was not harmless error.[2] Ramsey was convicted by a jury of second-degree theft based on evidence that she stole a variety of Continue Reading »

Hope P. v. Flynn G.

Posted on March 30th, 2016

[FAMILY LAW] In Hope P. v. Flynn G.,[1] the supreme court held that context can establish that a parent who pursues training for a career change is not unreasonably underemployed for purposes of calculating child support.[2] Flynn G., a divorced father of two children, left his job as a telecommunications technician in 2012 and began Continue Reading »

Wilson v. State

Posted on March 30th, 2016

[FAMILY LAW] In Wilson v. State,[1] the supreme court held that the superior court’s findings that a elderly woman was incapacitated, unable to take care of her medical conditions, and unable to afford her house due to her family’s misuse of her funds, and thus required partial public guardianship and a public conservator, was supported Continue Reading »

Diana P. v. State

Posted on March 30th, 2016

[FAMILY LAW] In Diana P. v. State,[1] the supreme court held that, under the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), when the basis for termination of parental rights is culturally neutral, the substantial-harm requirement can be met by a combination of lay testimony and other evidence that the parent’s conduct is harmful to the child, as Continue Reading »

In re Dakota K.

Posted on March 30th, 2016

[CRIMINAL PROCEDURE]   In In re Dakota K., the supreme court held that the respondent in involuntary commitment cases has the burden when challenging the sufficiency of the evidence after the commitment period has passed to prove that the commitment was the respondent’s first commitment.[1] After violating a restraining order, the respondent was admitted to Continue Reading »

Caroline J. v. Theodore J.

Posted on March 30th, 2016

[FAMILY LAW] In Caroline J. v. Theodore J.,[1] the supreme court held that a lower court did not abuse its discretion in awarding a mother and father joint custody of three children when the court thoroughly considered the father’s history of domestic violence, as well as the mother’s attempts at parental alienation.[2] In 2012, after Continue Reading »

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Year In Review

City of Hooper Bay v. Bunyan

Posted on March 30th, 2016

[TORT LAW] In City of Hooper Bay v. Bunyan,[1] the supreme court held that jury instructions in a wrongful death action cannot preclude the jury from allocating fault between parties.[2] On July 28, 2011, Louis Bunyan hanged himself with his sweatpants drawstring while in the custody of the Hooper Bay Police Department (“HBPD”).[3] Earlier that Continue Reading »

Tagaban v. City of Pelican

Posted on March 30th, 2016

[PROPERTY LAW]  In Tagaban v. City of Pelican,[1] the supreme court held that the City was not required to give notice of foreclosure to lienholders of a property.[2] Tagaban won a judgement against the Kake Tribal Corporation in 1998 which was recorded as a lien on tribal property within the City of Pelican.[3] Ownership later Continue Reading »

Noble v. State

Posted on March 30th, 2016

[CRIMINAL LAW] In Noble v. State,[1] the court held that a motorist’s failure to use a turn signal when entering and exiting a roundabout is not a traffic infraction justifying a stop by police officers.[2] On November 1, 2010, University of Alaska Fairbanks campus police received a report of a reckless driver in a dark-colored Continue Reading »

Bochkovsky v. State

Posted on March 30th, 2016

[CRIMINAL LAW] In Bochkovsky v. State,[1] the court of appeals held that the reasonable suspicion standard requires evidence separating a package from a group of packages, which may be demonstrated by, in addition to physical mailing details of a package, evidence of a fictitious name.[2] Bochkovsky was convicted in a jury trial of misconduct involving Continue Reading »

Ramsey v. State

Posted on March 30th, 2016

[CRIMINAL LAW] In Ramsey v. State,[1] the court of appeals held that a trial court’s failure to instruct jurors that they must be factually unanimous as to which acts a criminal defendant committed was not harmless error.[2] Ramsey was convicted by a jury of second-degree theft based on evidence that she stole a variety of Continue Reading »

Hope P. v. Flynn G.

Posted on March 30th, 2016

[FAMILY LAW] In Hope P. v. Flynn G.,[1] the supreme court held that context can establish that a parent who pursues training for a career change is not unreasonably underemployed for purposes of calculating child support.[2] Flynn G., a divorced father of two children, left his job as a telecommunications technician in 2012 and began Continue Reading »

Wilson v. State

Posted on March 30th, 2016

[FAMILY LAW] In Wilson v. State,[1] the supreme court held that the superior court’s findings that a elderly woman was incapacitated, unable to take care of her medical conditions, and unable to afford her house due to her family’s misuse of her funds, and thus required partial public guardianship and a public conservator, was supported Continue Reading »

Diana P. v. State

Posted on March 30th, 2016

[FAMILY LAW] In Diana P. v. State,[1] the supreme court held that, under the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA), when the basis for termination of parental rights is culturally neutral, the substantial-harm requirement can be met by a combination of lay testimony and other evidence that the parent’s conduct is harmful to the child, as Continue Reading »

In re Dakota K.

Posted on March 30th, 2016

[CRIMINAL PROCEDURE]   In In re Dakota K., the supreme court held that the respondent in involuntary commitment cases has the burden when challenging the sufficiency of the evidence after the commitment period has passed to prove that the commitment was the respondent’s first commitment.[1] After violating a restraining order, the respondent was admitted to Continue Reading »

Caroline J. v. Theodore J.

Posted on March 30th, 2016

[FAMILY LAW] In Caroline J. v. Theodore J.,[1] the supreme court held that a lower court did not abuse its discretion in awarding a mother and father joint custody of three children when the court thoroughly considered the father’s history of domestic violence, as well as the mother’s attempts at parental alienation.[2] In 2012, after Continue Reading »

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