Alice Rogoff’s lawyers contend the napkin contract lacks the “requisite formality or content to be enforceable.”
It’s unclear what fallout on Alaska media will be after a partnership between the state’s largest newspaper and one of the world’s largest wire services has dissolved.
The State has until noon Friday to hand over any related public records they have already identified and cleared and a privilege log that explains why they cannot provide other documents.
The media outlets are asking the courts to expedite the process and hear the suit as soon as possible. They want the Governor’s Office to provide the documents before next week’s election.
Alaska Public Media and the Alaska Dispatch News have reached an agreement with the state of Alaska in their lawsuit to obtain records related to the Alaska National Guard scandal.
The investigations tell of four sexual assaults and many incidences of sexual harassment against “fellow soldiers, new recruits, and civilian women, including high school JROTC cadets.”
The Managing Editor of the Alaska Dispatch News says a Western Alaska Bureau should be up and running by the end of the month.
The Alaska Dispatch and Anchorage Daily News websites Tuesday merged under a new name – Alaska Dispatch News.