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Kodiak Island Borough v. Exxon Corp.

The court reverses a trial court decision granting an oil company's summary judgment motion to dismiss cities' claims for the value of municipal services that were diverted to cleanup efforts following the Exxon Valdez oil...

Leisnoi, Inc. v. United States

The court affirms a district court decision that it lacked initial subject matter jurisdiction over a native village corporation's action to quiet title against the United States in property conveyed to the corporation under the Alaska...

Leisnoi, Inc. v. Stratman

The court holds that under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act (ANCSA) a native regional corporation need not obtain the consent of a native village corporation to mine on lands that are patented to the village but located outside...

United States v. Alaska

The U.S. Supreme Court holds that the United States, and not Alaska, holds title to various submerged lands along Alaska's Arctic Coast, in the National Petroleum Reserve—Alaska, and in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (the Refuge),...

In re Exxon Valdez

The court holds that native Alaskans may not bring a public nuisance action to recover damages for noneconomic "cultural" injuries they incurred as a result of the 1989 grounding of the Exxon Valdez in Prince William Sound....

Northern Alaska Envtl. Ctr. v. Lujan

The court holds that the district court, in applying the rule of reason, did not abuse its discretion in dissolving an injunction when it held that the environmental impact statements (EISs) produced by the National Park Service (NPS),...