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Anchorage Chrysler Center, Inc. v. DaimlerChrysler Corporation (02/24/2006) sp-5993 (true statement can still misrepresent)
Adams v. Adams (02/24/2006) sp-5991 (circumstantial evidence to prove actual knowledge; defer to trial court on witness credibility)
Marsingill v. O'Malley (01/27/2006) sp-5977 (Rules 401-402, relevancy; Rule 701, experts)
Gilbert v. Sperbeck (12/09/2005) sp-5964, 126 P2d 1057 (witness immunity in arbitration proceeding)
Teva Marron v. Lyle Stromstad (11/10/2005) sp-5955, 123 P2d 992 (using opponent's tax returns; rules concerning expert witnesses, Daubert rule; evidence of insurance)
Wendell C. II v. State of Alaska (07/29/2005) sp-5929, 118 P2d 1 (Rule 201, judicial notice; harmless error)
Ebertz v. Ebertz (06/03/2005) sp-5905 (defer to trial judge on witness weight/credibility)
Lana C. v. Cameron P. (03/11/2005) sp-5875, 108 P2d 896 (policy that relevant evidence is admissible)
Thomas v. Anchorage Equal Rights Commission (12/10/2004) sp-5850 (overcoming precedent under stare decisis)
Still v. Cunningham (07/09/2004) sp-5825 (parol evidence rule)
James v. State (01/30/2004) sp-5773 (use of prior inconsistent statements)
City of Kodiak v. Samaniego (01/23/2004) sp-5772 (rejecting evidence, probative v prejudicial; rejecting expert, no assist to jury)
Samaniego v. City of Kodiak (11/14/2003) sp-5751 (admissibility of scientific evidence; Rule 403 weighing probative value vs. potential prejudice)
Ford v. Ford (04/25/2003) sp-5683 (defer to trial judge on witness credibility)
Erica A. v. State, Dept. of Health & Social Services (03/21/2003) sp-5674 (defer to trial court on issues of credibility)
Getchell v. Lodge (02/28/2003) sp-5668 (expert opinion testimony must help the jury)
DeNuptiis v. Unocal Corp. (01/31/2003) sp-5657 (when clear-convincing standard is proper)
Fernandes v. Portwine (09/20/2002) sp-5632 (standard of proof in trespass case)
Griswold v. City of Homer (09/20/2002) sp-5629 (definition of "substantial evidence")
Midgett v. Cook Inlet Pretrial Facility (08/30/2002) sp-5620 (defer to trial judge on credibility decisions)
Kava v. American Honda Motor Co., Inc. (06/14/2002) sp-5582 (evid. of comparative risk; indemnity agreement)
John's Heating Service v. Lamb (05/10/2002) sp-5572 (guidelines for admitting scientific evidence)
Barr v. Goldome Realty Credit Corp. (05/10/2002) sp-5566 (expert witness can rely on hearsay)
Liimatta v. Vest (04/12/2002) sp-5556 (excluding prejudicial evidence (ER 403), cumulative evidence; collateral source evidence; business records exception (ER 803(6)); evidence of mental disability; summary of medical records (ER 1006).)
Juline Magden v. Alaska USA Federal Credit Union (11/23/2001) sp-5506 (reconsider denied; attempt to present additional evidence)
Albert Bierria v. Dickinson Manufacturing Co. (11/23/2001) sp-5505 (experimental evidence; proof of prior accidents)
Lynden Inc., et al. v James Walker (09/14/2001) sp-5468 (expert testimony, when admissible)
Loncar v Gray (08/17/2001) sp-5451 (evidentiary door-opening; medical history evidence collateral source rule)
L.C.H. v T.S. (08/17/2001) sp-5449 (evidence in sexual abuse cases)
Barios v Brooks Range Supply, Inc. (07/20/2001) sp-5433 (witness credibility left to trial judge; qualifying as expert witness)
Mapco Express Inc. v Faulk (06/15/2001) sp-5422 (weight of expert testimony)
Hess v State of Alaska (04/13/2001) sp-5386 (Rules 401-402, relevance; Rule 403, prejudicial vs. probative; Rule 404, sexual assault, evidence of consent; Rules 801-802 hearsay, when admissible)
Lopez v. Administrator, Public Employee's Retirement System (04/06/2001) sp-5383 (Rule 408, evidence about settlements)
Tlingit-Haida Regional Electrical Authority v. State, Alaska Public Utilities Commission (01/12/2001) sp-5357 (Trial court to resolve differing expert opinions)
Dobos v. Ingersoll (10/06/2000) sp-5318 (Hearsay, present sense impression exception)
Worthy v. State (04/14/2000) sp-5259 (Disputing evidence on a collateral matter)
Barrett v. Era Aviation, Inc. (02/25/2000) sp-5242 (Rules concerning use of expert witness)
Virgin v. Virgin (11/05/1999) sp-5197 (Use of discretion when testimony conflicts)
Wasserman v. Bartholomew (09/17/1999) sp-5179 (Impeaching witness; cumulative evidence)
Pugliese v. Perdue (09/03/1999) sp-5169 (Proof of damages; judicial admission)
Lane v. City of Kotzebue (07/09/1999) sp-5140 (party opponent admission not hearsay)
Rusenstrom v. Rusenstrom (06/04/1999) sp-5130 (heresay admissible w/o objection)
Ronald F. Wyatt v. State of Alaska (05/28/1999) sp-5128, 981 P2d 109 (State-of-mind hearsay exception)
Alaska v. Coon (03/05/1999) sp-5091, 974 P2d 386 (admissibility, scientific evidence)
Norcon, Inc. v. Kotowski (02/19/1999) sp-5085, 971 P2d 158 (business records hearsay exception)
Veco v. Rosebrock (02/19/1999) sp-5084, 970 P2d 906 (Definition of "dicta")
R.J.M. v. State, Department of Health and Social Services (01/29/1999) sp-5072, 973 P2d 79 (discretion: evidence on remand)
Bliss v. Bobich (11/06/1998) sp-5043, 971 P2d 141 (standard of review, admission of evidence)
Monette v. Hoff (05/15/1998) sp-4987, 958 P2d 434 (witness credibility, judge's discretion)
Hendren v. Alaska Child Support Enforcement Div. (04/10/1998) sp-4967, 957 P2d 1350 (CSED, reimburse only from obligor parent)
Dodson v. Dodson (03/27/1998) sp-4959, 955 P2d 902 (accept trial judge's credibility ruling)
Smith v. Alaska (11/21/1997) sp-4909, 948 P2d 473 (exceptions to exclusionary rule)
Osborne v. Hurst (11/14/1997) sp-4902, 947 P2d 1356 (expert witness criterion; land value testimony by owner)
Carver v. Quality Inspection & Testing, Inc. (10/31/1997) sp-4898, 946 P2d 450 (expert witness; witness credibility)
Little Susitna Construction Co. v. Soil Processing Inc. (08/01/1997) sp-4862, 944 P2d 20 (witness w/ experience may be expert)
Law Offices of Vincent Vitale v. Tabbytite (07/25/1997) sp-4852, 942 P2d 1141 (pleading and proving fraud)
Nissan v. Alaska (07/18/1997) sp-4850, 941 P2d 1229 (post-accident activity)
Little Susitna Construction Co. v. Soil Processing, Inc. (07/03/1997) sp-4845 (witness w/experience may be expert)
Brogdon v. Klawock (01/17/1997) sp-4463, 930 P2d 989 (wrongful discharge, after-acquired evidence)
Northern Timber Corp. v. Dep't. of Transportation (11/22/1996) sp-4436, 927 P2d 1281 (parol evidence rule)
Jaso v. McCarthy (09/20/1996) sp-4407, 923 P2d 795 (evidence of insurance)
Wasserman v. Bartholomew (09/20/1996) sp-4404, 923 P2d 806 (cumulative evidence; judicial notice)
Ahwinona v. Alaska (08/16/1996) sp-4387, 922 P2d 884 (clear and convincing evidence to set aside release)
Johnson & Higgins of AK v. Blomfield (12/15/1995) sp-4299, 907 P2d 1321 (expert testimony in malpractice cases)
Spenard Action Committee v. Evergreen Subdivision (08/25/1995) sp-4245, 902 P2d 766 (police as experts; admit non-party conviction)
M. R. S. v. State (06/09/1995) sp-4219, 897 P2d 63 (psychotherapist-patient privilege)
Neal & Co. v. AVCP Reg. Housing Corp. (05/19/1995) sp-4206, 895 P2d 497 (parole evidence rule)
Sweet v. Sisters of Providence (05/12/1995) sp-4200, 895 P2d 484 (missing medical records; presumption)
Estate of Arrowwood v. Alaska (05/12/1995) sp-4196, 894 P2d 642 (recorded interview, admissibility)
Alaska Dept of Revenue v. Merriouns (05/05/1995) sp-4193, 894 P2d 623 (postmark, presumption mailing date)
Anchorage v. Coffey (04/14/1995) sp-4186, 893 P2d 722 (credibility with unanimous testimony)
Lake and Peninsula Borough v. Local Boundary Commission, et al (12/02/1994) sp-4152, 885 P2d 1059 (laches not a defense in actions at law)
Jensen and Lindholm v. Goresen, F/V Poseidon (10/07/1994) sp-4130, 881 P2d 1119 (prior convictions, when admissible)
Sweet v. Sisters of Providence (09/30/1994) sp-4127, 881 P2d 304 (missing medical records)
Mattox v. Alaska Child Support Enforcement Division (06/17/1994) sp-4094, 875 P2d 763 (admissibility of DNA tests)
Buster v. Gale and Westerhof (01/14/1994) sp-4044, 866 P2d 837 (best evid. rule; clear/convincing evid.)
F.T. v. State of Alaska (11/05/1993) sp-4021, 862 P2d 857 (judicial notice)
Shaw v. State of Alaska Public Defender Agency (10/08/1993) sp-4008, 861 P2d 566 (legal guilt vs. actual guilt)
Arnett v. Baskous (07/30/1993) sp-3985, 856 P2d 790 (med records not privileged in crime)
Mogg v. National Bank of Alaska (02/12/1993) sp-3929, 846 P2d 806 (atty-client priv., fraud exception)
J. Smith v. R. Smith (02/05/1993) sp-3926, 845 P2d 1090 (clear and convincing standard of proof)
Perl Island Lodge v. Perl Island Ranch Committee (11/06/1992) sp-3894, 841 P2d 164 (proof of equitable estoppel)
Williams v. Utility Equipment, Inc. (08/14/1992) sp-3875, 837 P2d 1112 (hearsay, medical records)
Beck v. Dept. of Transportation (07/31/1992) sp-3871, 837 P2d 105 (accident reconstruction; photos)
Van Huff v. Sohio Alaska Petroleum Co. (06/26/1992) sp-3857, 835 P2d 1181 (hearsay)
D.W. v. State of Alaska in the Matter of A.S.W. and E.W. (05/29/1992) sp-3847, 834 P2d 801 (hearsay, residual exceptions)
Wirum & Cash et al v. L. Cash (05/22/1992) sp-3842, 837 P2d 692 (weight given experts)
Hydaburg Cooperative Assoc. v. Hydaburg Fisheries (02/21/1992) sp-3813, 826 P2d 751 (burden of proof)
Richey v. Oen and Rent-A-Wreck, Inc. (01/24/1992) sp-3801, 824 P2d 1371 (province of fact-finder)
Colt Industries Operating Co. v. Murphy Manufacturer (12/13/1991) sp-3788, 822 P2d 925 (experts, business records)
Snyder v. J. Foote & Tanana Valley Med/Surg. Group, Inc. (12/13/1991) sp-3787, 822 P2d 1353 (admissibility tests; experts)
Otis Elevator Co. v. Northwood Associates (11/15/1991) sp-3770, 820 P2d 1072 (indemnity)
Western Pioneer, Inc. v. Harbor Enterprises, Inc. (10/11/1991) sp-3761, 818 P2d 654 (parol evidence)
Frontier Co.'s of AK et al v. Jack White Co. et al (10/04/1991) sp-3759, 818 P2d 645 (ER 408)
Diagnostic Imaging Center Associates & H. Cable v. H & P (08/16/1991) sp-3739, 815 P2d 865 (parole evidence)

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