Business Law

  • Cook v. Quashnick
    BUSINESS LAW Hannah Rogers In Cook v. Quashnick, 484 P.3d 1026 (Alaska 2021), the supreme court held that Alaska Rule of Civil Procedure 82, rather than the attorney’s fees provision of Alaska’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Act (UTPA), applied to determine the proper fee award in an offer of judgment to settle a case when the ...
  • Ahmasuk v. State, Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development, Division of Banking & Securities
    BUSINESS LAW Margot Graham In Ahmasuk v. State, Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development, Division of Banking & Securities, 478 P.3d 665 (Alaska 2021), the supreme court held that a newspaper opinion letter submitted by a shareholder did not constitute a shareholder proxy solicitation mandating that the shareholder file the letter with the Alaska Division of ...
  • Beardsley v. Robert N. Jacobsen & Darlene F. Jacobsen Living Trust
    COMMERCIAL LAW Melissa English   Beardsley v. Robert N. Jacobsen & Darlene F. Jacobsen Living Trust In Beardsley v. Robert N. Jacobsen & Darlene F. Jacobsen Living Trust, 472 P.3d 500 (Alaska 2020), the supreme court held that a genuine dispute existed over whether a purchaser personally guaranteed the obligations of a bankrupt entity because the language in the ...
  • Farthest North Girl Scout Council v. Girl Scouts of the United States
    In Farthest North Girl Scout Council v. Girl Scouts of the United States, the supreme court held that the corporate governance documents vested exclusive right to establish membership dues in the National Council of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America. The Girl Scouts of North America (GSUSA) is a congressionally chartered nonprofit ...
  • Parlier v. CAN-ADA Crushing – Gravel Co.
    In Parlier v. CAN-ADA Crushing & Gravel Co., the supreme court held that limited liability companies must hire counsel for court litigation. In superior court, Parlier attempted to represent his co-defendants Parlier Investments, LLC, McHenry Detective Agency, LLC, and Shares #1 and #17 of Sockeye Salmon, Inc., on the grounds that he was the sole ...
  • SMJ General Construction, Inc. v. Jet Commercial Construction, LLC
    In SMJ General Construction, Inc. v. Jet Commercial Construction, LLC, the supreme court held that parties which agree to release each other from preexisting contractual obligations in a settlement are not subsequently obligated to abide by those same contractual obligations. SMJ was contracted by Jet to support a construction project. Disputes arose between SMJ and ...
  • Williams v. Baker
    In Williams v. Baker, the supreme court held that an individual did not have an indirect fiduciary duty and thus the superior court erred when it shifted the burden to her to prove that she had not committed fraud under Alaska’s Unfair Trade Practice and Consumer Protection Act (UTPA). Johnny Williams provided financial services, such ...

Business Law

  • Cook v. Quashnick
    BUSINESS LAW Hannah Rogers In Cook v. Quashnick, 484 P.3d 1026 (Alaska 2021), the supreme court held that Alaska Rule of Civil Procedure 82, rather than the attorney’s fees provision of Alaska’s Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Act (UTPA), applied to determine the proper fee award in an offer of judgment to settle a case when the ...
  • Ahmasuk v. State, Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development, Division of Banking & Securities
    BUSINESS LAW Margot Graham In Ahmasuk v. State, Department of Commerce, Community & Economic Development, Division of Banking & Securities, 478 P.3d 665 (Alaska 2021), the supreme court held that a newspaper opinion letter submitted by a shareholder did not constitute a shareholder proxy solicitation mandating that the shareholder file the letter with the Alaska Division of ...
  • Beardsley v. Robert N. Jacobsen & Darlene F. Jacobsen Living Trust
    COMMERCIAL LAW Melissa English   Beardsley v. Robert N. Jacobsen & Darlene F. Jacobsen Living Trust In Beardsley v. Robert N. Jacobsen & Darlene F. Jacobsen Living Trust, 472 P.3d 500 (Alaska 2020), the supreme court held that a genuine dispute existed over whether a purchaser personally guaranteed the obligations of a bankrupt entity because the language in the ...
  • Farthest North Girl Scout Council v. Girl Scouts of the United States
    In Farthest North Girl Scout Council v. Girl Scouts of the United States, the supreme court held that the corporate governance documents vested exclusive right to establish membership dues in the National Council of the Girl Scouts of the United States of America. The Girl Scouts of North America (GSUSA) is a congressionally chartered nonprofit ...
  • Parlier v. CAN-ADA Crushing – Gravel Co.
    In Parlier v. CAN-ADA Crushing & Gravel Co., the supreme court held that limited liability companies must hire counsel for court litigation. In superior court, Parlier attempted to represent his co-defendants Parlier Investments, LLC, McHenry Detective Agency, LLC, and Shares #1 and #17 of Sockeye Salmon, Inc., on the grounds that he was the sole ...
  • SMJ General Construction, Inc. v. Jet Commercial Construction, LLC
    In SMJ General Construction, Inc. v. Jet Commercial Construction, LLC, the supreme court held that parties which agree to release each other from preexisting contractual obligations in a settlement are not subsequently obligated to abide by those same contractual obligations. SMJ was contracted by Jet to support a construction project. Disputes arose between SMJ and ...
  • Williams v. Baker
    In Williams v. Baker, the supreme court held that an individual did not have an indirect fiduciary duty and thus the superior court erred when it shifted the burden to her to prove that she had not committed fraud under Alaska’s Unfair Trade Practice and Consumer Protection Act (UTPA). Johnny Williams provided financial services, such ...