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Horner-Neufeld v. University of Alaska Fairbanks  
Date: January 20, 2017
Docket Number: S-15782

Justia Opinion Summary: A student was dismissed from a Ph.D. program at the University of Alaska Fairbanks after several years of poor performance and negative feedback. She claimed that her advisors discriminated and retaliated against her, th...

Wagner v. Wagner  
Date: January 13, 2017
Docket Number: S-15989

Justia Opinion Summary: A woman's premarital student loan was consolidated with other student loans incurred during marriage. Her husband argued at the couple's divorce trial that he should not be responsible for the consolidated loans because...

Hopper v. Estate of Goard  
Date: January 13, 2017
Docket Number: S-16051

Justia Opinion Summary: Two co-conservators filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit involving their ward in order to seek relief from a judgment based on a settlement agreement. The superior court denied the motion, and the co-conservators app...

Shanigan v. Shanigan  
Date: January 6, 2017
Docket Number: S-15956

Justia Opinion Summary: A mother appealed an order reducing the amount of child support the father was required to pay. She argued that the superior court relied on incorrect income calculations from the Child Support Services Division (CSSD) a...

In Re Estate of Baker  
Date: December 30, 2016
Docket Number: S-15971

Justia Opinion Summary: The sole question on appeal in this matter was whether the decedent's handwritten name at the beginning of the document was a "signature" as contemplated by AS 13.12.502(b). This was an issue of first impression, and the...

Hudson v. Citibank (South Dakota) NA
Date: December 16, 2016
Docket Numbers: S-14740, S-14826
Long v. Arnold
Date: December 16, 2016
Docket Number: S-15669
Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. State, Dept. of Revenue
Date: December 16, 2016
Docket Number: S-15891
In Re Stepovich
Date: December 16, 2016
Docket Numbers: S-15945, S-15961
Hudson v. Citibank (South Dakota) NA  
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Numbers: S-14740, S-14826

Justia Opinion Summary: Two credit card holders defaulted on their accounts, and the issuing bank elected to litigate debt-collection actions. After courts entered default judgments against both card holders, the card holders filed new and sepa...

Long v. Arnold  
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: S-15669

Justia Opinion Summary: In July 2012 Erin Long was driving toward Sitka when Robert Arnold turned his truck onto the road, cutting her off and forcing her into a ditch. Long was traveling approximately ten miles per hour when she drove off the...

Bachner Company Incorporated v. State, Dept. of Administration  
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: S-15860

Justia Opinion Summary: In September 2003, Bachner Company Inc. entered into a contract with the Alaska Department of Administration, to lease portions of the Denali Building in Fairbanks. After a ten-year lease term and a one-year renewal, Bac...

Chevron U.S.A., Inc. v. Dept. of Revenue  
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Number: S-15891

Justia Opinion Summary: Oil producers (the Producers) challenged an administrative decision (the Decision) in which the Alaska Department of Revenue (DOR) decided to treat separate oil and gas fields operated by common working interest owners a...

In Re Stepovich
Date: December 9, 2016
Docket Numbers: S-15945, S-15961
Thomas v. Archer  
Date: December 2, 2016
Citation: 384 P.3d 791
Docket Number: S-15372

Justia Opinion Summary: A woman was admitted to a hospital emergency room with pregnancy-related complications. The attending physician recommended that she be transported by medivac to a different facility. The woman and her husband informed t...

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