Articles from the 'Fred Triem' series


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  • Triem v. Alaska Airlines:

    Ron Loesch Publisher|Mar 11, 2021

    The Supreme Court of the State of Alaska ruled last month that Superior Court Judge William Carey acted correctly in disqualifying Petersburg Attorney Fred Triem from representing the Estate of Helen A. Lingley and upheld his order dismissing the lawsuit filed by Triem against Alaska Airlines, Inc. and its supervisor Dan Kane. Triem filed the lawsuit for the wrongful termination of Lingley, from the company in December 2012 after the woman was terminated from her customer service position in...

  • Court releases $100,000 payment to Alaska Airline counsel from Triem

    May 2, 2019

    Superior Court Judge William Carey ordered the release of $100,099.46 to Davis Wright Tremaine LLP in trust for Alaska Airlines and Dan Kane on Wednesday, April 24. The court held the funds in escrow while Petersburg Attorney Fred Triem filed an appeal of the case Estate of Helen Lingley vs. Alaska Airlines, Inc. and Dan Kane. The court issued final judgment in the matter in March 2018 and ordered Triem to pay costs, attorney fees and a $10,000 fine to Alaska Airlines counsel for the costs...

  • Beginning March 22:

    Ron Loesch Publisher|Mar 21, 2019

    On March 13, Petersburg Attorney Fred Triem was ordered to provide full accounting of Hanson Class funds being held in his trust account, or face a sanction of $50 per calendar day until compliance is achieved, according to an order from Superior Court Judge Daniel Schally. The sanction begins on March 22. Triem has been ordered to provide the accounting under two orders from Superior Court Judge Menendez in May and June of 2018. Schally wrote, “Triem knew of and clearly understood Judge Menendez’s orders — the orders are brief, simple, direc...

  • Triem falls short in supplying full accounting to court

    Ron Loesch Publisher|Mar 14, 2019

    Petersburg Attorney Fred Triem appeared before Juneau Superior Court Judge Daniel Schally on Feb. 12 to answer to an Order to Show Cause why he should not be held in contempt of court for his failure to render a full accounting of Hanson Class Funds being held in his trust account. Triem formerly represented a group of Kake Tribal shareholders in a lawsuit against Kake Tribal Corporation that was granted a $2.8 million judgment in 1998. In a hearing scheduled to last only an hour, Triem told...

  • Triem intends to submit trust fund accounting

    Ron Loesch Publisher|Jun 21, 2018

    Petersburg attorney Fred Triem intends to reply to an order from Superior Court Judge Louis Menendez to render a full accounting of the Hanson Class Trust Funds as required by a court order dated June 14. Triem told the Pilot the due date for the information for the Alaska Bar Association, Kake Tribal attorneys and the Hanson Class counsel fall on the same day — Thursday, June 21. Even though the court order said the accounting was due in five days from the date of the order, weekends are not included in the 5-day requirement, according to cour...

  • Bar Association opens disciplinary investigation of Triem

    Ron Loesch Publisher|Jun 14, 2018

    The Alaska Bar Association has opened a formal disciplinary investigation of Petersburg Attorney Fred Triem based upon grievances filed against him by Dr. Paul Fay and Robert Mills. The grievances relate to the class action litigation in Hanson vs. Kake Tribal Corporation. According to the ABA's letter to Triem, the central allegation in the grievances is that, "you have mishandled and failed to account for money that since 1998 you have held in trust for the Hanson class." The ABA said Triem's...

  • Plaintiffs seek accounting of Triem's trust fund

    Ron Loesch Publisher|Apr 26, 2018

    Michael P. Heiser, attorney for the Hanson Class, plaintiffs in a lawsuit against Kake Tribal Corporation, is seeking a court order forcing Attorney Fred Triem to render a full accounting of the Hanson Class funds being held in his trust account. In the early 1990s, Triem represented the "Hanson Class" of shareholders who were plaintiffs, bringing suit against Kake Tribal Corporation. The court awarded judgment to the plaintiffs in the amount of $2.7 million, plus costs, attorney fees and...

  • Triem ordered to pay $99,000 to Alaska Airlines counsel

    Ron Loesch Publisher|Mar 29, 2018

    Superior Court Judge William Carey ordered Petersburg Attorney Fred Triem to pay $99,159.02 to Alaska Airlines counsel Davis, Wright, Tremaine LLP to settle claims sought by the law firm for costs, attorney fees and a $10,000 sanction for his misconduct in continuing a lawsuit against Alaska Airlines after his client Helen Lingley died. Triem represented Lingley who was fired from her position with Alaska Airlines for taking ear buds from an airline storage area. Lingley died on June 24, 2016 while the Airlines and Triem were actively pursuing...

  • Superior Court dismisses case against Alaska Airlines

    Ron Loesch Publisher|Jan 18, 2018

    Superior Court Judge William Carey said Petersburg Attorney Fred Triem, “has been repeatedly untruthful with the court and opposing counsel,” and that he, “engaged in a game of subterfuge and deceit,” in pursuing legal action over his client’s firing from Alaska Airlines. On Tuesday, Carey ruled on multiple motions in his order and ultimately dismissed the case against Alaska Airlines. Helen Lingley was terminated from her position with the airlines and in 2012 Triem filed a wrongful termination claim with the company on her behalf. Triem tol...

  • Triem appeal dismissed by Alaska Supreme Court

    Ron Loesch Publisher|Dec 21, 2017

    The State Supreme Court this month dismissed appeals by Attorney Fred Triem to continue to represent Appellants in the case of Arlene Bell Hanson, et al. vs. Kake Tribal Corporation. In September the court allowed Triem to pursue its appeal, “on behalf of one or more individual class members, provided that the individual class members confirm in writing that they wish to pursue the appeals and that they wish to be represented on the appeals by Mr. Triem,” according to the court order. Triem submitted the name of Ms. Lillian Feldpausch from Sit...

  • Attorney Triem removed from case

    Ron Loesch Publisher|Sep 14, 2017

    Attorney Fred Triem this week filed a motion for reconsideration on the appointment of class officers in the case of Arlene Bell Hanson et al., vs. Kake Tribal Corporation and the motion was rejected by the Superior Court and returned to Triem because he is no longer a party to the case. Court Clerk Brandy Boggs returned Triem’s documents with a memo stating: “You are not a party to this case. Only parties to the case are allowed to file documents in the case…. There will be no action on your filing and they are being returned to you.” Superio...

  • Attorney represents client months after her demise

    Ron Loesch Publisher|Sep 7, 2017

    Local attorney Fred Triem appeared before Superior Court Judge William Carey on August 22, to argue that his client Helen Lingley had given him verbal permission to reach a settlement with her former employer Alaska Airlines to resolve a wrongful termination claim Triem filed on her behalf five years ago in 2012. Lingley was terminated from her customer service position with Alaska Airlines in Juneau for removing a customer's lost ear buds from the baggage lock-up area of the terminal, for...

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