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1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Alaska on
Q: I had lost peace of luggage that Alaska Airlines FedExed to me and FedEx delivered it to the wrong address who is respon

who is responsible for reimbursing

me for the contents

Maurice Mandel II
Maurice Mandel II
answered on Jul 11, 2023

Depends on whether FedEx was given the right address by Alaska. They may both be responsible. Sorry to hear you lost your luggage, air travel is stressful enough without losing luggage these days. You might consider contacting FedEx to see what their claim procedure is, if not satisfied, consider... View More

2 Answers | Asked in Admiralty / Maritime, Landlord - Tenant and Small Claims for Alaska on
Q: Failure to pay for storage on a boat storage lot

I am assisting a friend that allows boat storage on his property. He has 2 boats that have been on his lot for over 24 months with no contact by the boat owners. What statutes or procedures address contacting the owners and or seizing the boats absent payment of the back rent. There is no... View More

Alberto J. Castaner
Alberto J. Castaner
answered on Jun 18, 2020

Good afternoon:

You must look into Alaska state law for available remedies. If the contract was purely for land storage and no maritime services were rendered, maritime law would not apply and the land owner may not seize (or arrest) the vessel in federal court under admiralty procedures....
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1 Answer | Asked in Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Collections and Small Claims for Alaska on
Q: I inherited land from my mom when she passed but never got the land now it's been sold where do I stand to get my share?

The person who held the land filed bankruptcy then sold the property before giving me anything including that he was going to sell.

Timothy Denison
Timothy Denison
answered on Nov 19, 2019

If someone else other than your mother held title to the property, you don’t have anything to inherit. Assuming there was a legal basis for your claim to the property, you probably should have intervened in the bankruptcy. If you weren’t listed as a creditor, you can possibly still maintain... View More

1 Answer | Asked in Small Claims for Alaska on
Q: My local post office let me know my package arrived with a substantial amount of blood on it. The blood damaged my item

I wondered if I could get compensation for damaged item and additional money for how disgusting the whole thing was.

Terrence H Thorgaard
Terrence H Thorgaard
answered on Aug 22, 2015

Not likely. Was the parcel insured?

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