Alaska Statutes.
Title 45. Trade and Commerce
Chapter 7. Warehouse Receipts, Bills of Lading, and Other Documents of Title
Section 209. Lien of Warehouseman.
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AS 45.07.209. Lien of Warehouseman.

(a) A warehouseman has a lien against the bailor on the goods covered by a warehouse receipt or on the proceeds of the goods in the warehouseman's possession for charges for storage or transportation (including demurrage and terminal charges), insurance, labor, or charges present or future in relation to the goods, and for expenses necessary for preservation of the goods or reasonably incurred in their sale under law. If the person on whose account the goods are held is liable for like charges or expenses in relation to other goods, whenever deposited and it is stated in the receipt that a lien is claimed for charges and expenses in relation to other goods, the warehouseman also has a lien against that person for these charges and expenses whether or not the other goods have been delivered by the warehouseman. But against a person to whom a negotiable warehouse receipt is duly negotiated, a warehouseman's lien is limited to charges in an amount or at a rate specified on the receipt or, if no charges are so specified, then to a reasonable charge for storage of the goods covered by the receipt after the date of the receipt.

(b) The warehouseman may also reserve a security interest against the bailor for a maximum amount specified on the receipt for charges other than those specified in (a) of this section, such as for money advanced and interest. Such a security interest is governed by AS 45.29 on secured transactions.

(c) A warehouseman's lien for charges and expenses under (a) of this section or a security interest under (b) of this section is also effective against a person who so entrusted the bailor with possession of the goods that a pledge of them by the bailor to a good faith purchaser for value would have been valid, but is not effective against a person as to whom the document confers no right in the goods covered by it under AS 45.07.503 .

(d) A warehouseman loses the lien on goods that the warehouseman voluntarily delivers or unjustifiably refuses to deliver.

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