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Fairbanks is the second largest city in Alaska, and is the largest city in Interior Alaska. With a sub-artic climate, the winters in Fairbanks are bitterly cold and dry, but this makes for over 200 days of amazing displays of the Northern Lights. Viewing this spectacular display if dancing lights over the pole requires a nighttime stroll during winter and looking north.
Fairbanks is home to a number of highly talented Fairbanks lawyers who are excited about taking your case. These attorneys are skilled in many areas of law including DWI, criminal defense, employment discrimination, commercial real estate, administrative, civil rights, and more.
The Alaska Supreme Court recently ruled that a Fairbanks company must pay the widow of one of its former employees the death benefits associated with perishing while on the job. The accident took place in 1997 when the worker was in a bulldozer that slid down a 150 foot embankment into a murky pond. A body was never recovered. When the family of the employee filed to get the death benefits, the Fairbanks company refused, saying that there was a possibility that the employee faked his own death. In 2003, when the former employee was legally declared dead, the family again applied for death benefits from the Fairbanks company. This time, the case went all the way to the Alaska Supreme Court, which ruled that there was no evidence to suggest that the man faked his death and ordered the company to pay death benefits.
Fairbanks is served by the Fairbanks Superior Court which is a trial court that has general jurisdiction over most cases arising in the area. If you have a lawsuit in Fairbanks, you will most likely have to report to this court. Having a local attorney at your side when you enter the courtroom could be a major advantage for your case.
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Last Modified: 11-12-2014 02:17 PM PST
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