Alaska Supreme Court Oral Arguments

Wooten et al. v. Hinton et al.Can a landlord be declared the winner in a case when his insurer settles a lawsuit with his tenants? The superior court held that where an insurer pays a plaintiff a substantial sum of money to dismiss a case, the insurer’s client cannot be considered the winner for the purpose of awarding attorney’s fees. The landlord appeals because the tenants voluntarily agreed to dismiss their case.

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