Anchorage Trial Update
ALO’s first ever jury trial in Anchorage did not turn out well. The jury ruled the other driver was at fault, but awarded small damages (under $10,000 total) to our two clients. Other attorneys have said over the years that Anchorage juries often return low verdicts, and now ALO can join the list of firms with that experience. The trial went well, and court room observers predicted a better result. Results elsewhere were better. In Dillingham, a woman received $57,500 for injuries suffered in a car crash, and a Kotzebue child received $20,000 in a medical malpractice case for receiving the wrong dosage of medicine. ALO resolved a civil claim for several victims of sexual abuse, with all details confidential. Finally, a Bethel family agreed to accept $10,000 and a tract of land in settlement of an easement dispute.
Upcoming Events in May
May will bring changes to the staff at ALO. We have hired a new paralegal Rachel Davis, for a six month tour of duty. Rachel currently works as a paralegal in Anchorage, and will be joining her boyfriend Drake Fairbanks in Bethel for the summer months. We look forward to her start on May 15th. Dolly Angstman has an important date in May as well, when she marries David Simeon at the Talkeetna Alaska Lodge May 26th. ALO will be well represented at that wedding, with current and former employees, clients, and friends of the office already reserved at the lodge, which features spectacular views of Denali among its many amenities. Webpage designer Rich Gannon of Front Range Web Design will attend with his wife Jen, so wedding photos will likely appear next month.