Don Young Port of Alaska in Anchorage
Don Young Port of Alaska in Anchorage

Port defendants argue Anchorage has no claim to state, federal project funds

Published: December 6, 2016

Alaska Journal of Commerce
By: Elwood Brehmer

The defendants in the Municipality of Anchorage’s lawsuit over its failed port expansion project have banded together to demand the city’s claim for monetary damages be tossed because they contend it has yet to specify what exactly it seeks to recoup.

Attorneys for Anchorage-based PND Engineers filed a joint summary judgment motion in U.S. District Court of Alaska Nov. 21 on behalf of co-defendants Integrated Concepts and Research Corp. and GeoEngineers, a Seattle-based firm that consulted on the long-dead project.

The group alleges the municipality’s damages claim contains numerous “fatal flaws” that will keep it from being successful at trial, which is currently scheduled to begin next April.

Chief among their arguments is that Anchorage has yet to detail who owes it money, and how much, in its lawsuit filed more than three years ago.

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