Alaska Supreme Court affirms dismissal of Parks wrongful death suit


March 30, 2023

In a 2-1 decision, the Alaska Supreme Court affirmed the dismissal of the Estate of Molly Parks' wrongful death claim against the Petersburg Borough and William "Chris" Allen last month.

The estate had appealed the case to the Alaska Supreme Court, which heard oral arguments on Feb. 8, 2022, in an effort to overturn the Petersburg Superior Court's decision to dismiss the case and to reopen the lawsuit against the borough and Allen.

On July 4, 2016, Molly Parks and Marie Giesbrecht were killed in a van crash after Allen, who was driving a borough vehicle transporting employees assigned to se...

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