Category Archives: 2010 Law Updates

Dias v. State of Alaska, Dept. Of Transportation and Public Facilities

In 1969 Frank Cornelius conveyed an easement and right of way on land he owned in Palmer to the State of Alaska, Department of Highways. It used a standard form entitled “GRANT OF RIGHT OF WAY EASEMENT.” The standard language … Continue reading

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Shooshanian v. Dire

Landlord Dire sought possession of her condominium unit from tenant Shooshanian who asserted he had an enforceable right to purchase it based on an option in his lease. After a Superior Court bench trial at which the tenant appeared pro … Continue reading

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State of Alaska, Dept. of Natural Resources v. Alaska Riverways, Inc., and Tanana River Properties, L.L.C.

This case deals with whether the State of Alaska has the authority to require private parties who construct wharves into adjacent navigable waters to enter into leases, and, if so, what is the permissible lease amount under federal law related … Continue reading

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Krause v. Matanuska-Susitna Borough, et. al.

This case is primarily about statute of limitations issues and, to a smaller extent, remedies in relation to platting board decisions. Property owners obtained preliminary approval for a plat after agreeing to certain conditions regarding easements and rights-of-way. They submitted … Continue reading

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Anchorage Board of Adjustment and Anchorage School District v. LBJ, LLC

The Anchorage School District appealed the superior court’s decision reversing the Anchorage Board of Adjustment’s Decision and reinstating the Anchorage Platting Board decision that the School District upgrade the access along Yosemite Drive to standards equivalent to urban collector standards … Continue reading

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