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FIDO and FAMILY LAW
Posted on 14 Feb 2017 by Gabriela Nolen

Alaska is the first state in the country to require courts to take into consideration the well-being of animals in divorce cases and to grant joint custody of pets. House Bill 147, which took effect on January 17, 2017, recognizes that animals are more... Read More

Activist Sues Sarah Palin For $100,000 Over Traffic
Posted on 2 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

JUNEAU, Alaska - (AP) An activist is suing Sarah Palin for at least $100,000, claiming she undertook a campaign to "punish, embarrass, discredit and silence" him while she was Alaska's governor. The lawsuit was filed in state court by Chip... Read More

Lawyer Files Lawsuit Against Boy Scouts In Alaska
Posted on 6 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - (AP) A lawyer who won a $19 million jury verdict against the Boy Scouts of America in Oregon is representing a man who claims he was molested as a youth by a Boy Scout leader in Alaska. Attorney Kelly Clark told the Anchorage Daily... Read More

Alaska Native Groups To Sue Over Polar Bear Plan
Posted on 19 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - (AP) A coalition of Alaska Native groups put the federal government on notice Monday that they intend to sue over a recovery plan for polar bears faced with diminishing sea ice and climate change. The groups contend that the Department... Read More

Judge: Alaska Homeless Camp Raids Unconstitutional
Posted on 6 Jan 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - (AP) Anchorage's policy for raiding homeless camps is unconstitutional, an Alaska judge has ruled. Superior Court Judge Mark Rindner issued his ruling late Tuesday in a lawsuit brought by the American Civil Liberties Union of Alaska... Read More

Lawsuits Filed Against Jesuits In Oregon Bankruptcy Court
Posted on 22 Feb 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

PORTLAND, Ore. - (AP) Attorneys representing a group of people who allege sexual abuse by Jesuit priests have filed 37 lawsuits in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Portland, seeking about $3.1 million. The Oregonian reports that the lawsuits f iled late Thursday... Read More

Alaska Sued In Transgender Driver's License Case
Posted on 21 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

JUNEAU, Alaska - (AP) The American Civil Liberties Union is suing the state of Alaska on behalf of a transgender woman, alleging that it denied her a driver's license listing her gender as female unless she provided proof that she'd undergone... Read More

Alaska Sues Feds Over Predator Control
Posted on 1 Jun 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - (AP) The state of Alaska sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Friday, seeking a court order allowing it to go ahead with a controversial predator control program. At issue is the state's plan to kill wolves to preserve a caribou... Read More

Former Resident Sues To Claim Alaska Moon Rocks
Posted on 20 Jul 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - (AP) The mystery of Alaska's missing moon rocks has been solved. Getting them back to a state museum likely will depend on a judge. Alaska officials are contesting a lawsuit filed by a former resident who claims he rescued the... Read More

Miller Files Vote-Count Lawsuit In State Court
Posted on 23 Nov 2010 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - (AP) Alaska's bitterly contested Senate election went to state court Monday when Republican Joe Miller sued the state over the way write-in ballots for his GOP rival have been counted. Miller is trying to stop the state from... Read More

Utah Suing Federal Government Over Wilderness Plan
Posted on 1 May 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

SALT LAKE CITY - (AP) The state of Utah filed a lawsuit Friday against the federal government over an Obama administration plan to make millions of acres of undeveloped land in the West eligible for federal wilderness protection. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert... Read More

Exxon Mobil Wins Ruling In Alaska Oil Spill Case
Posted on 9 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - (AP) Exxon Mobil Corp. has won a round in a dispute with environmentalists who want more money to clean up oil left on the shoreline of Prince William Sound from the 1989 Exxon Valdez tanker spill. U.S. District Judge H. Russel Holland... Read More

Oil Trade Group Sues Over Polar Bear Critical Habitat
Posted on 4 Mar 2011 by LexisNexis Litigation Resource Community Staff

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - (AP) An Alaska petroleum industry trade group has sued the federal government over its designation of 187,157 square miles as polar bear critical habitat, claiming it covers too much territory and could cost tens of millions or more... Read More