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Alaska Construction Equipment, Inc. v. Star Trucking, Inc. (01/27/2006) sp-5980 (loss of use damages)
Hagen Insurance, Inc. v. Roller (01/20/2006) sp-5975 (distinguish-NIED and non-economic damages)
Dan Reust v. Alaska Petroleum Contractors (10/28/2005) sp-5951, 127 P2d 807 (lost wages; 50% of punitive damages to state)
Casciola v. F.S. Air Service, Inc. (09/23/2005) sp-5943, 120 P2d 1059 (no ratio between punitive and compensatory)
Clement v. Fulton (04/08/2005) sp-5883, 110 P2d 927 (computing damages, wrongful death claim)
Fyffe v. Wright (06/25/2004) sp-5819 (punitive damages donít require IIED award)
Sisters of Providence in Washington v. A.A. Pain Clinic, Inc. (12/19/2003) sp-5764 (lost profits of professional corp.; cannot include lawyer fees and litigant preparation time)
Fletcher v. Trademark Construction, Inc. (12/05/2003) sp-5760 (breach of contract damages, prove with reasonable certainty)
K & K Recycling v. Alaska Gold Co. (11/14/2003) sp-5752 (no punitive damages in contract case)
Great Divide Insurance Co. v. Carpenter (10/24/2003) sp-5746 (fair notice required for punitive damages)
Anderson v. State (10/16/2003) sp-5745 (the state must share pro rata in a lawyer fee when)
Carr-Gottstein Properties v. Benedict (06/20/2003) sp-5704 (liquidated damages okay if not a penalty)
Kodiak Island Borough v. Roe (02/07/2003) sp-5663 (extraordinary costs of child rearing)
Fleegel v. Estate of Michael E. Boyles (11/15/2002) sp-5641 (punitive damages, evidence of insurance OK)
D.H. Blattner & Sons, Inc. v. N.M. Rothschild & Sons, Ltd. (09/20/2002) sp-5630 (duty to mitigate)
Central Bering Sea Fishermen's Assoc. v. Anderson (09/06/2002) sp-5623 (both compensatory and punitive damages in wrongful termination case)
Laidlaw Transit, Inc. v. Crouse (08/30/2002) sp-5619 (when defís wealth relevant to punitive damages)
Hinsberger v. Alaska (08/23/2002) sp-5609 (NIED, no damages w/o physical injury: exceptions)
Reeves v. Alyeska Pipeline Service Co. (07/19/2002) sp-5596 (no punitives w/o compensatory damages in tort)
City of Seward v Afognak Logging (09/28/2001) sp-5477 (damages for negligently damaged property)
Lynden Inc., et al. v James Walker (09/14/2001) sp-5468 (proof of future medicals)
Choi v Anvil et al (09/07/2001) sp-5465 (expert not needed to prove "subjective injuries")
Beaux v Jacob (09/07/2001) sp-5463 (for depreciated personal property)
Robles v Shoreside Petroleum, Inc. (08/31/2001) sp-5457 (when punitive damages not a jury issue)
Glamann v Kirk (08/17/2001) sp-5450 (no recovery for nursing services by spouse)
Mitchell v Heinrichs (07/20/2001) sp-5436 (damages for killing pet dog)
Mapco Express Inc. v Faulk (06/15/2001) sp-5422 (plaintiff uses own workforce and equipment to repair loss; punitive damages)
Era Aviation, Inc. v. Lindfors (11/24/2000) sp-5335 (Remittitur of excessive punitive damage award)
Grant v. Stoyer (10/13/2000) sp-5322 (Proving some injury precludes zero damages)
Pierce v. Catalina Yachts, Inc. (05/19/2000) sp-5277 (Warranty excluding consequential damages)
City of Fairbanks v. Rice (03/17/2000) sp-5253 (Duty to mitigate in wrongful discharge case)
Chenega Corporation v. Exxon (11/22/1999) sp-5211 (Collateral source rule; damages to land)
Kodiak Borough v. Exxon Corporation (11/22/1999) sp-5210 (Oil spills; free public service doctrine)
Wal-Mart, Inc. v. Stewart (11/12/1999) sp-5202 (Grounds for awarding punitives)
Sherbahn v. Kerkove (09/17/1999) sp-5178 (Future meds; reduce to present value)
Denardo v. CGI Communication Corp. (08/20/1999) sp-5164 (Speculative damages)
IBEW Local 1547 v. Alaska Utility Construction Inc. (03/26/1999) sp-5100, 976 P2d 852 (punitives=outrageous; excessive award)
Nelson v. Progressive Corporation (03/26/1999) sp-5099, 976 P2d 859 (emotional distress-fraud; punitives)
Falconer v. Adams (03/26/1999) sp-5096, 974 P2d 406 (collateral source, burden of proof)
Norcon, Inc. v. Kotowski (02/19/1999) sp-5085, 971 P2d 158 (punitives: vicarious liability; excessive)
Veco v. Rosebrock (02/19/1999) sp-5084, 970 P2d 906 (punitives: vicarious liability)
Rubright v. Arnold (02/19/1999) sp-5083, 973 P2d 580 (elements of equitable estoppel)
Mackie v. Chizmar (10/02/1998) sp-5035, 965 P2d 1202 (damage award requires findings)
Alaska Tae Woong Venture, Inc. v. Westward Seafoods (08/28/1998) sp-5029, 963 P2d 1055 (proof, lost profits; limit, future damages)
Power Constructors, Inc. v. Taylor & Hintze (06/19/1998) sp-5001, 960 P2d 20 (interest and arbitration costs as damages)
M.A. v. U.S. (01/02/1998) sp-4929, 951 P2d 851 (failure to diagnose pregnancy)
State of Alaska v. Greenfield (12/19/1997) sp-4918, 950 P2d 1128 (no punitives against State)
Alaska Housing Finance Corp. v. Salvucci (12/19/1997) sp-4917, 950 P2d 1116 (no punitives against State)
Alaska Marine Pilots v. Hendsch (12/12/1997) sp-4915, 950 P2d 98 (punitives require clear and convincing evidence)
Osborne v. Hurst (11/14/1997) sp-4902, 947 P2d 1356 (damages, trespass to land; treble damages)
Southwest Marine v. Alaska State Marine Highway Systems (06/27/1997) sp-4843, 941 P2d 166 (liquidated damages affirmed)
Manes v. Coats (06/20/1997) sp-4839, 941 P2d 120 (life expectancy tables, future damages)
Alaska Democratic Party v. Rice (04/04/1997) sp-4800, 934 P2d 1313 (jury instruction, lost wages)
Alaska Travel Specialists, Inc. v. First National Bank of Anchorage (07/19/1996) sp-4369, 919 P2d 759 (lost profits can not be speculative)
Ben Lomond Inc., v. Railwater Terminal Co. (05/10/1996) sp-4349, 915 P2d 632 (no proof by exact detail, but reasonable basis)
Landers v. Municipality of Anchorage (04/26/1996) sp-4343, 915 P2d 614 (value of personal property)
French v. Chilkoot Charlie's (02/09/1996) sp-4321, 911 P2d 20 (not needed for defamation, per se)
Johnson & Higgins of AK v. Blomfield (12/15/1995) sp-4299, 907 P2d 1321 (fundamentals of punitive damages)
Zok v. Alaska (09/29/1995) sp-4262, 903 P2d 574 (nominal damages)
Kalenka v. Taylor dba Colony builders (05/26/1995) sp-4211, 896 P2d 222 (no punitives in contract cases)
Chizmar(s) v. Mackie (05/19/1995) sp-4209, 896 P2d 196 (window of anxiety; economic loss in divorce; good discussion of punitive damages)
Navistar Int'l Trans. Corp. v. F. Pleasant (12/30/1994) sp-4159, 887 P2d 951 (apportionment, window period)
Homer Electric Assoc. v. Geolar, Inc. and Gilbert/Commonwealth Inc. (05/27/1994) sp-4087, 874 P2d 937 (actual cost vs. total cost)
State Leasing and Equip. v. Wichman (05/27/1994) sp-4086, 874 P2d 949 (apportionment)
Cox v. Progressive Casualty Ins. Co. (03/04/1994) sp-4061, 869 P2d 467 ("immediate medical care")
Blumenshine v. Baptiste (03/04/1994) sp-4060, 869 P2d 470 (proving future medicals)
Kelso Marine v. Bierria (02/04/1994) sp-4045, 868 P2d 907 (sp. perform. as alternate remedy)
State of Alaska and Cameron, et al v. Beard (12/03/1993) sp-4032, 864 P2d 538 (ratio, punitive-compensatory)
Hildebrandt v. Malone and City of Fairbanks (11/12/1993) sp-4026, 863 P2d 240 (apportionment, single party)
George v. Custer (11/12/1993) sp-4025, 862 P2d 176 (restitution-unjust enrichment)
Darnall Kemna & Co. v. L. & M. Heppinstall (05/07/1993) sp-3951, 851 P2d 73 (rescissionary damages)
Tookalook Sales and Service v. McGahan (02/12/1993) sp-3931, 846 P2d 127 (no compounding of interest)
Conam AK et al v. Bell Lavalin et al (11/27/1992) sp-3900, 842 P2d 148 (burden of proof)
Perl Island Lodge v. Perl Island Ranch Committee (11/06/1992) sp-3894, 841 P2d 164 (foresee contract damages; innocent convert)
Beck v. Dept. of Transportation (07/31/1992) sp-3871, 837 P2d 105 (wrongful death)
State Farm v. Weiford (05/08/1992) sp-3838, 831 P2d 1264 (bad faith vs. punitives)
MOA v. Coluccio Construction v. CH2M Hill Northwest (02/07/1992) sp-3808, 826 P2d 316 (total cost vs. actual cost; fees)
J. Gates v. Tenakee Springs (12/06/1991) sp-3781, 822 P2d 455 (mitigation)
W. Johnson et al v. AK Dept. Fish & Game (11/29/1991) sp-3778, 836 P2d 896 (discrimination)
Otis Elevator Co. v. Northwood Associates (11/15/1991) sp-3770, 820 P2d 1072 (future medicals)
M. Barber v. National Bank of AK & D. Wallace (07/26/1991) sp-3721, 815 P2d 857 (punitive)
L. Houston et al v. A. Racine (03/01/1991) sp-3668, 806 P2d 848 (punitive damages, lost profits)
H & M Construction v. Northcutt (01/18/1991) sp-3658, 808 P2d 251 (unjust enrichment, construction contract breach, negligent infliction emotional distress)

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