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Supreme Court asked to quench the fire

The Supreme Court created the public interest exception to the loser pays rule; now is a good time for the Supreme Court to fix it

On the theory that making the loser pay for at least a portion of the fees and costs associated with litigation lacks merit, the Alaska Rules of Civil Procedure recite that on application and subject to judicial oversight, the prevailing party may secure an award of the costs and a portion of the attorney's fees incurred by the prevailing party at the conclusion of a lawsuit brought in the courts...


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