Tag: Alaska

Accident in Search of a Cause of Action: the Alaska Supreme Court Strikes Out

The Alaska Supreme Court has come down with a decision that appears to place any owner of premises, such as the fast-food restaurant in the case, at risk for any dumb thing a motorist who might claim to be patronizing the premises does on the way to the premises, even if illegal. The plaintiff need not be someone patronizing the restaurant, but just passing by on the way to other things. This is a bad decision, with a good dissent that shows why.… Continue Reading

Alaska Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Statute

As discussed previously on this blog, the ABA Section of Litigation, Products Liability Committee will soon publish its 50-state survey on consumer protection statutes. In addition to the chapter on Washington, Bryan Anderson and I also coauthored the Alaska chapter.   As with Washington, the Alaska statute is quite broad. See AS § 45.50.471-.561. A … Continue Reading
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