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Gillis v. Aleutians East Borough

The sole issue of this case is the application of a preference right for the purchase of state land under the Alaska Land Act as amended by the legislature in 1984. The pertinent provision as codified in AS 38.05.035(f) provides … Continue reading

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Safar v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

This is a broken construction case. Yvan Safar as owner of Safar Construction, Inc. (Safar) contracted with developer Per Bjornn-Roli as owner of Norway Estates, LLC (Northway) to construct six units of a twelve unit condominium project in Girdwood for … Continue reading

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Price v. Eastham

This is the third time this prescriptive easement case has been to the Supreme Court. In 1978 Thomas Price purchased an agricultural interest from the State of Alaska in land located at the head of Kachemak Bay. A group of … Continue reading

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Trask v. Ketchikan Gateway Borough

Leta Trask owns a house in the Ketchikan Gateway Borough and wrote a letter to the Borough asking if she would need a permit to refresh and modify a painted Biblical message on her roof. The Borough responded that she … Continue reading

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Griswold v. City of Homer

This case is the fifth Supreme Court case in the last fifteen years by “frequent flyer” Frank Griswold against the City of Homer on land use and zoning. In it he filed a notice of appeal of the Homer Advisory … Continue reading

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