Property Law

  • Dunmore v. Dunmore In Dunmore v. Dunmore, the Supreme Court of Alaska held that while a court cannot lawfully divide social security benefits belonging to either spouse, courts have discretion to consider them as evidence of the parties’ respective financial positions when equitably dividing marital property. Gloria and Richard Dunmore were married in 1975, separated in July 2007, ...
  • Riddle v. Lanser In Riddle v. Lanser, the supreme court held that the Right to Farm Act does not shield individuals from nuisance liability where the activity is not part of an “agricultural facility” or “agricultural operation at an agricultural facility” before becoming a nuisance. In 2005, Riddle acquired property covered by a farm conservation plan, and he ...
  • Hooks v. Alaska United States Federal Credit Union In Hooks v. Alaska United States Federal Credit Union, the Supreme Court of Alaska affirmed the superior court’s ruling that discredited both the “vapor money” and “unlawful money” theories as attempts to nullify a mortgage agreement. Hooks obtained a loan from Homestate Mortgage Company LLC (Homestate) to refinance an existing loan, which was secured by ...
  • Reeves v. Godspeed Properties, LLC In Reeves v. Godspeed Properties, LLC, the supreme court held that Alaska law recognizes partial extinguishment of easements through prescription. After a series of property transfers, Reeves owned an easement on a piece of Godspeed’s property. Reeves offered to sell the easement to Godspeed, but the parties were unable to come to an agreement. Godspeed ...
  • Beecher v. City of Cordova  In Beecher v. City of Cordova, the supreme court held that, upon the grant of a motion for an accounting, the burden falls on the nonmoving party to provide a proper accounting, even if there is a significant burden to do so. In 1997, the Beechers entered into a lease with the City of Cordova to operate a fueling ...
  • Bibi v. Elfrink In Bibi v. Elfrink, A couple bought a home using loans from a bank and later received ...
  • Yuk v. Robertson In Yuk v. Robertson, In 2010, the Yuks discovered that a portion of land on the Robertsons’ side of the fence ...
  • Alaska Fur Gallery, Inc. v. Tok Hwang In Alaska Fur Gallery, Inv. V. Tok Hwang Tok Hwang subleased a leasehold to Alaska Fur Gallery ...
  • Dixon v. Dixon In Dixon v. Dixon, Carolyn Dixon owned a house encumbered with ...
  • Prax v. Zaleweski In Prax v. Zaleweski, Zaleweski filed suit in 2013, and the trial court found that she had possessed the ...

Property Law

  • Dunmore v. Dunmore In Dunmore v. Dunmore, the Supreme Court of Alaska held that while a court cannot lawfully divide social security benefits belonging to either spouse, courts have discretion to consider them as evidence of the parties’ respective financial positions when equitably dividing marital property. Gloria and Richard Dunmore were married in 1975, separated in July 2007, ...
  • Riddle v. Lanser In Riddle v. Lanser, the supreme court held that the Right to Farm Act does not shield individuals from nuisance liability where the activity is not part of an “agricultural facility” or “agricultural operation at an agricultural facility” before becoming a nuisance. In 2005, Riddle acquired property covered by a farm conservation plan, and he ...
  • Hooks v. Alaska United States Federal Credit Union In Hooks v. Alaska United States Federal Credit Union, the Supreme Court of Alaska affirmed the superior court’s ruling that discredited both the “vapor money” and “unlawful money” theories as attempts to nullify a mortgage agreement. Hooks obtained a loan from Homestate Mortgage Company LLC (Homestate) to refinance an existing loan, which was secured by ...
  • Reeves v. Godspeed Properties, LLC In Reeves v. Godspeed Properties, LLC, the supreme court held that Alaska law recognizes partial extinguishment of easements through prescription. After a series of property transfers, Reeves owned an easement on a piece of Godspeed’s property. Reeves offered to sell the easement to Godspeed, but the parties were unable to come to an agreement. Godspeed ...
  • Beecher v. City of Cordova  In Beecher v. City of Cordova, the supreme court held that, upon the grant of a motion for an accounting, the burden falls on the nonmoving party to provide a proper accounting, even if there is a significant burden to do so. In 1997, the Beechers entered into a lease with the City of Cordova to operate a fueling ...
  • Bibi v. Elfrink In Bibi v. Elfrink, A couple bought a home using loans from a bank and later received ...
  • Yuk v. Robertson In Yuk v. Robertson, In 2010, the Yuks discovered that a portion of land on the Robertsons’ side of the fence ...
  • Alaska Fur Gallery, Inc. v. Tok Hwang In Alaska Fur Gallery, Inv. V. Tok Hwang Tok Hwang subleased a leasehold to Alaska Fur Gallery ...
  • Dixon v. Dixon In Dixon v. Dixon, Carolyn Dixon owned a house encumbered with ...
  • Prax v. Zaleweski In Prax v. Zaleweski, Zaleweski filed suit in 2013, and the trial court found that she had possessed the ...