Case: Alaska v. Schmidt

3AN-10-09519CI | Alaska state trial court

Filed Date: Aug. 3, 2010

Closed Date: Dec. 15, 2014

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Case Summary

In Alaska, AS 29.45.030(e) (the “Tax Exemption”) exempts qualifying senior citizens and disabled veterans in Alaska from taxation on up to $150,000 of the assessed value of their home. Married couples were able to claim the full $150,000 Tax Exemption regardless of whether the property was held in the name of the husband, wife, or both. However, same-sex domestic partners—who were barred from marrying or having their marriages recognized under Alaska law—were entitled to, at most, half of the f…

In Alaska, AS 29.45.030(e) (the “Tax Exemption”) exempts qualifying senior citizens and disabled veterans in Alaska from taxation on up to $150,000 of the assessed value of their home. Married couples were able to claim the full $150,000 Tax Exemption regardless of whether the property was held in the name of the husband, wife, or both. However, same-sex domestic partners—who were barred from marrying or having their marriages recognized under Alaska law—were entitled to, at most, half of the full exemption.

On August 3, 2010, three same-sex couples, all with at least one person qualifying for the Tax Exemption, brought this lawsuit against the state of Alaska and the municipality of Anchorage in the Third Judicial District in the Superior Court for the State of Alaska. Represented by the ACLU, the ACLU of Alaska, and private counsel, Plaintiffs argued that defendants’ disparate treatment of them under the Tax Exemption law violated their rights under Article I of the Alaska Constitution, which guarantees equal rights, opportunities, and protection under the law (Art. 1, § 1), the right to be free from sex discrimination (Art. 1, § 3), and the right to privacy (Art. 1, § 22). Plaintiffs asked for declaratory relief stating that defendants’ application of the Tax Exemption violated their rights under the Alaska Constitution, and injunctive relief requiring defendants to equally apply the Tax Exemption to Plaintiffs as they would to any couple whose marriage was legally recognized. This case was assigned to Judge Frank Pfiffner.

After some discovery, Plaintiffs filed a motion for partial summary judgment on May 11, 2011, and defendants filed their opposition and a cross-motion for summary judgment on July 11, 2011. On September 16, 2011, the court granted Plaintiffs’ motion and denied Defendants’. 2011 WL 8879217. Citing to ACLU v. State as precedent, in which the Alaska Supreme Court found that a marital classification in a state employment benefits scheme violated the Alaska Constitution's equal protection clause, the Court found that the Tax Exemption’s application violated Alaska’s equal protection clause because it disparately burdened similarly situated taxpayers. The Court further found that defendants’ application of the Tax Exemption was facially discriminatory because it created a marital classification that discriminated against same-sex couples, and that the Marriage Amendment—which defined marriage under Alaska law to only include marriage between a man and woman—did not preclude the Court from considering Plaintiffs’ claims. Finally, the court found that all Plaintiffs qualified for the Tax Exemption, and the disparate application by defendants of the Tax Exemption to Plaintiffs thereby violated their right to equal protection under Alaska law. The Court did not determine whether the disparate application of the Tax Exemption violated Plaintiffs’ right to be free from sex discrimination or right to privacy.

Given the Court’s summary judgment order, Plaintiffs moved for an entry of final judgment on September 29, 2011. On October 12, the Court entered judgment on the pleadings for Plaintiffs, and Plaintiffs then moved for attorneys’ fees and costs in the amount of $135,475.50. Defendants argued that the proposed amount was excessive and reflected duplicative costs. The Court granted attorneys’ fees in the full amount to Plaintiffs on December 12, 2011.

On November 18, 2011, Defendants appealed the Court’s summary judgment order to the Alaska Supreme Court (S-14521). On April 25, 2014, the Alaska Supreme Court largely affirmed the trial court’s summary judgment order. 323 P.3d 647. In a 4-1 decision with one justice writing a separate concurrence, the Supreme Court found that defendants’ application of the Tax Exemption facially violated the rights of same-sex couples to equal protection under the law. As to the Plaintiffs in this case, the court found defendants had violated the equal protection rights of two of the three same-sex couples. The third couple, the court found, was not entitled to the Tax Exemption because the qualifying senior member of the couple had no ownership stakes in the property at issue. Finally, the Supreme Court vacated the attorneys’ fees order and remanded it back to the trial court for reconsideration given that one of the three same-sex couples was no longer a prevailing party.

Back at the trial court, the Court awarded Plaintiffs $118.169.35 in attorneys’ costs and fees on December 15, 2014. This case is now closed.

Summary Authors

Sarah Portwood (4/18/2024)

People


Judge(s)

Eastaugh, Robert L (Alaska)

Fabe, Dana (Alaska)

Attorney for Plaintiff

Cooper, Leslie (Alaska)

Leishman, Roger A (Alaska)

Attorney for Defendant

Geraghty, Michael C (Alaska)

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Documents in the Clearinghouse

Document

3AN-10-09519CI

Docket

Julie A. Schmidt vs. The State of Alaska

Aug. 3, 2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Docket

3AN-10-09519CI

Complaint

Schmidt v. State of Alaska

Aug. 3, 2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Complaint

3AN-10-09519CI

Decision and Order

Schmidt v. State of Alaska

Sept. 16, 2011

Sept. 16, 2011

Order/Opinion

2011 WL 2011

S-14521

Opinion

State of Alaska and Municipality of Anchorage v. Schmidt et al

Alaska state supreme court

April 25, 2014

April 25, 2014

Order/Opinion

323 P.3d 323

Resources

Docket

Last updated Jan. 24, 2024, 9:25 a.m.

ECF Number Description Date Link Date / Link

Receipt Number: 586705Payment Amount: $150.00

Aug. 3, 2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Attorney Information Attorney Stenson, Thomas W representing Plaintiff Vollick, Julie as of 08/03/2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Attorney Information Attorney Oesting, David W. representing Plaintiff Vollick, Julie as of 08/03/2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Attorney Information Attorney Stenson, Thomas W representing Plaintiff Traber, Fred W as of 08/03/2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Attorney Information Attorney Oesting, David W. representing Plaintiff Traber, Fred W as of 08/03/2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Attorney Information Attorney Stenson, Thomas W representing Plaintiff Snider, Laurence as of 08/03/2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Attorney Information Attorney Oesting, David W. representing Plaintiff Snider, Laurence as of 08/03/2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Attorney Information Attorney Stenson, Thomas W representing Plaintiff Schuh, Gayle as of 08/03/2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Attorney Information Attorney Oesting, David W. representing Plaintiff Schuh, Gayle as of 08/03/2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Attorney Information Attorney Stenson, Thomas W representing Plaintiff Schmidt, Julie A as of 08/03/2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Attorney Information Attorney Oesting, David W. representing Plaintiff Schmidt, Julie A as of 08/03/2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Attorney Information Attorney Stenson, Thomas W representing Plaintiff Bernard, Susan L as of 08/03/2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Attorney Information Attorney Oesting, David W. representing Plaintiff Bernard, Susan L as of 08/03/2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Case Flagged for Civil Rule 4(j) Tracking (3AN) The State of Alaska (Defendant); The Municipality of Anchorage (Defendant);

Aug. 3, 2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Summons and Notice to Both Parties of Judicial Assignment

Aug. 3, 2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Complaint for Injunctive Relief Receipt: 586705 Date: 08/03/2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Initial Judicial Assignment: Honorable Frank Pfiffner

Aug. 3, 2010

Aug. 3, 2010

Attorney Information Attorney Weiss, Pamela representing Defendant The Municipality of Anchorage as of 08/10/2010

Aug. 10, 2010

Aug. 10, 2010

Stipulation for Extension of Time to Answer Attorney: Weiss, Pamela (0305022) Attorney: Oesting, David W. (8106041) Julie A Schmidt (Plaintiff); Gayle Schuh (Plaintiff); Julie Vollick (Plaintiff); Susan L Bernard (Plaintiff); Fred W Traber (Plaintiff); Laurence Snider (Plaintiff); The Municipality of Anchorage (Defendant); Filing Party: Schmidt, Julie A; Schuh, Gayle; Vollick, Julie; Bernard, Susan L; Traber, Fred W; Snider, Laurence; The Municipality of Anchorage Case Motion #1

Aug. 16, 2010

Aug. 16, 2010

Order Granting Stipulation for Extension of Time to Answer Case Motion #1: Stipulation for Extension of Time to Answer

Aug. 18, 2010

Aug. 18, 2010

Ryan D. Derry's Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on Behalf of Plaintiffs / NA15070 Attorney: Oesting, David W. (8106041) Julie A Schmidt (Plaintiff); Gayle Schuh (Plaintiff); Julie Vollick (Plaintiff); Susan L Bernard (Plaintiff); Fred W Traber (Plaintiff); Laurence Snider (Plaintiff); Filing Party: Schmidt, Julie A; Schuh, Gayle; Vollick, Julie; Bernard, Susan L; Traber, Fred W; Snider, Laurence Case Motion #3

Aug. 27, 2010

Aug. 27, 2010

Roger A. Leishman's Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on Behalf of Plaintiffs / NA15071 Attorney: Oesting, David W. (8106041) Julie A Schmidt (Plaintiff); Gayle Schuh (Plaintiff); Julie Vollick (Plaintiff); Susan L Bernard (Plaintiff); Fred W Traber (Plaintiff); Laurence Snider (Plaintiff); Filing Party: Schmidt, Julie A; Schuh, Gayle; Vollick, Julie; Bernard, Susan L; Traber, Fred W; Snider, Laurence Case Motion #2

Aug. 27, 2010

Aug. 27, 2010

Notice of Deficient Filing(s) mailed re: lacks proposed orders Notice of Deficient Filing(s) (Anchorage) Sent on: 08/30/2010 14:24:34

Aug. 30, 2010

Aug. 30, 2010

Motion for Extension of Time / Until 10-13-2010 to answer or respond to complaint Attorney: Witty, Rachel L (0409052) The State of Alaska (Defendant); Filing Party: The State of Alaska Case Motion #4

Sept. 8, 2010

Sept. 8, 2010

Attorney Information Attorney Witty, Rachel L representing Defendant The State of Alaska as of 09/08/2010

Sept. 8, 2010

Sept. 8, 2010

Proposed Order Granting Pro Hac Vice Application of Ryan D. Derry Attorney: Oesting, David W. (8106041) Case Motion #3: Ryan D. Derry's Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on Behalf of Plaintiffs / NA15070

Sept. 9, 2010

Sept. 9, 2010

Proposed Order Granting Pro Hac Vice Application of Roger A. Leishman Attorney: Oesting, David W. (8106041) Case Motion #2: Roger A. Leishman's Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on Behalf of Plaintiffs / NA15071

Sept. 9, 2010

Sept. 9, 2010

Notice of Filing Proposed Orders David W. Oesting (Attorney) on behalf of Julie A Schmidt, Gayle Schuh, Julie Vollick, Susan L Bernard, Fred W Traber, Laurence Snider (Plaintiff)

Sept. 9, 2010

Sept. 9, 2010

Stipulation for Additional Extension of Time to Answer Until 9-20-10 Attorney: Weiss, Pamela (0305022) The Municipality of Anchorage (Defendant); Filing Party: The Municipality of Anchorage Case Motion #5

Sept. 15, 2010

Sept. 15, 2010

Order Granting Stipulation for additional extension of time to answer Case Motion #5: Stipulation for Additional Extension of Time to Answer Until 9-20-10

Sept. 16, 2010

Sept. 16, 2010

Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on Behalf of Plaintiff's RE: Leslie Cooper - Proposed Order States Incorrect Name c/s 9-20-10 Attorney: Oesting, David W. (8106041) Julie A Schmidt (Plaintiff); Gayle Schuh (Plaintiff); Julie Vollick (Plaintiff); Susan L Bernard (Plaintiff); Fred W Traber (Plaintiff); Laurence Snider (Plaintiff); Filing Party: Schmidt, Julie A; Schuh, Gayle; Vollick, Julie; Bernard, Susan L; Traber, Fred W Case Motion #6

Sept. 17, 2010

Sept. 17, 2010

Non-Opposition to Motion for Extension of Time Attorney: Oesting, David W. (8106041) Julie A Schmidt (Plaintiff); Case Motion #4: Motion for Extension of Time / Until 10-13-2010 to answer or respond to complaint

Sept. 20, 2010

Sept. 20, 2010

Notice of Deficient Filing(s) mailed re: Notice of Deficient Filing(s) (Anchorage) Sent on: 09/20/2010 12:57:57

Sept. 20, 2010

Sept. 20, 2010

Order Granting Pro Hac Vice Application of Ryan D. Derry Case Motion #3: Ryan D. Derry's Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on Behalf of Plaintiffs / NA15070

Sept. 24, 2010

Sept. 24, 2010

Order Granting Pro Hac Vice Applicationn of Roger A. Leishman Case Motion #2: Roger A. Leishman's Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on Behalf of Plaintiffs / NA15071

Sept. 24, 2010

Sept. 24, 2010

Order Granting Motion for extension of time to 10/13/10 Case Motion #4: Motion for Extension of Time / Until 10-13-2010 to answer or respond to complaint

Sept. 24, 2010

Sept. 24, 2010

Proposed Order Granting Pro Hac Vice Application of Leslie Cooper David W. Oesting (Attorney) on behalf of Julie A Schmidt (Plaintiff) Case Motion #6: Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on Behalf of Plaintiff's RE: Leslie Cooper - Proposed Order States Incorrect Name c/s 9-20-10

Sept. 27, 2010

Sept. 27, 2010

Notice of Filing Corrected Proposed Order David W. Oesting (Attorney) on behalf of Julie A Schmidt (Plaintiff) Case Motion #6: Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on Behalf of Plaintiff's RE: Leslie Cooper - Proposed Order States Incorrect Name c/s 9-20-10

Sept. 27, 2010

Sept. 27, 2010

Second Stipulation for Extension of Time Until October 13, 2010 to Answer Attorney: Weiss, Pamela (0305022) David W. Oesting (Attorney) on behalf of Julie A Schmidt (Plaintiff); Pamela Weiss (Attorney) on behalf of The Municipality of Anchorage (Defendant) Filing Party: Schmidt, Julie A; The Municipality of Anchorage Case Motion #7

Oct. 1, 2010

Oct. 1, 2010

Order Granting Motion for extension of time to answer Case Motion #7: Second Stipulation for Extension of Time Until October 13, 2010 to Answer

Oct. 4, 2010

Oct. 4, 2010

Answer Pamela Weiss (Attorney) on behalf of The Municipality of Anchorage (Defendant)

Oct. 13, 2010

Oct. 13, 2010

Answer Rachel L Witty (Attorney) on behalf of The State of Alaska (Defendant)

Oct. 13, 2010

Oct. 13, 2010

Order Granting Motion for Pro Hac Vice Application of Leslie Cooper Case Motion #6: Motion to Appear Pro Hac Vice on Behalf of Plaintiff's RE: Leslie Cooper - Proposed Order States Incorrect Name c/s 9-20-10

Oct. 15, 2010

Oct. 15, 2010

Initial Pretrial Order Issued

Oct. 20, 2010

Oct. 20, 2010

Submittal of Trial Dates Rachel L Witty (Attorney) on behalf of The State of Alaska (Defendant)

Nov. 5, 2010

Nov. 5, 2010

Routine Pretrial Order Issued

Nov. 10, 2010

Nov. 10, 2010

Joint Report Regarding Alternative Dispute Resolution

Dec. 2, 2010

Dec. 2, 2010

State of Alaska Initial Disclosures Rachel L Witty (Attorney) on behalf of The State of Alaska (Defendant)

Dec. 16, 2010

Dec. 16, 2010

Joint Report of Alternative Dispute Resolution

April 11, 2011

April 11, 2011

Motion for Partial Summary Judgment Attorney: Oesting, David W. (8106041) Julie A Schmidt (Plaintiff); ; David W. Oesting (Attorney) on behalf of Julie A Schmidt (Plaintiff) Filing Party: Schmidt, Julie A Case Motion #8

May 11, 2011

May 11, 2011

Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time (until 06/27/2011 to respond to Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment) Attorney: Page, Brenda B (0303007) Filing Party: The State of Alaska Case Motion #9

May 24, 2011

May 24, 2011

Amended Unopposed Briefing Schedule and Order Attorney: Witty, Rachel L (0409052) Filing Party: The State of Alaska Case Motion #10

May 25, 2011

May 25, 2011

Order Granting Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time (until 06/27/2011 to respond to Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment) The State of Alaska Case Motion #9 Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time (until 06/27/2011 to respond to Plaintiff's Motion for Summary Judgment)

May 25, 2011

May 25, 2011

Order Granting Amended Unopposed Briefing Schedule and Order The State of Alaska Case Motion #10 Amended Unopposed Briefing Schedule and Order

May 26, 2011

May 26, 2011

Plaintiff's Preliminary Witness List David W. Oesting (Attorney) on behalf of Julie Vollick (Plaintiff)

May 27, 2011

May 27, 2011

Defendant's Preliminary Witness List Pamela Weiss (Attorney) on behalf of The Municipality of Anchorage (Defendant)

May 31, 2011

May 31, 2011

Defendant's Preliminary Witness List Rachel L Witty (Attorney) on behalf of The State of Alaska (Defendant)

May 31, 2011

May 31, 2011

Stipulation and Order (to modify pretrial deadlines provided in the November 11, 2010 Routine pretrial order) Attorney: Page, Brenda B (0303007) Filing Party: Schmidt, Julie A; Schuh, Gayle; Vollick, Julie; Bernard, Susan L; Traber, Fred W; Snider, Laurence; The State of Alaska; The Municipality of Anchorage Case Motion #11

June 15, 2011

June 15, 2011

Order Granting Stipulation and Order (to modify pretrial deadlines provided in the November 11, 2010 Routine pretrial order) Schmidt, Julie A Case Motion #11 Stipulation and Order (to modify pretrial deadlines provided in the November 11, 2010 Routine pretrial order)

June 16, 2011

June 16, 2011

Motion for Extension of Time (until July 11, 2011 to respond to motion for summary judgment) Attorney: Page, Brenda B (0303007) Filing Party: The State of Alaska Case Motion #12

June 23, 2011

June 23, 2011

Alternative Request for New Trial Date Attorney: Oesting, David W. (8106041) Filing Party: Schmidt, Julie A; Schuh, Gayle; Vollick, Julie; Bernard, Susan L; Traber, Fred W; Snider, Laurence Case Motion #13

June 24, 2011

June 24, 2011

Partial Opposition to Motion for Extension of Time David W. Oesting (Attorney) on behalf of Julie A Schmidt (Plaintiff) Case Motion #12: Motion for Extension of Time (until July 11, 2011 to respond to motion for summary judgment)

June 24, 2011

June 24, 2011

Reply in Support of Motion for Extension of Time Attorney: Page, Brenda B (0303007) Case Motion #12: Motion for Extension of Time (until July 11, 2011 to respond to motion for summary judgment)

July 1, 2011

July 1, 2011

Order Granting Alternative Request for New Trial Date ~ parties shall appear for a trial setting conference on Augustg 12, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. Schmidt, Julie A Case Motion #13 Alternative Request for New Trial Date

July 8, 2011

July 8, 2011

Order Granting Motion for Extension of Time (until July 11, 2011 to respond to motion for summary judgment) The State of Alaska Case Motion #12 Motion for Extension of Time (until July 11, 2011 to respond to motion for summary judgment)

July 8, 2011

July 8, 2011

Municipality of Anchorage's Response to Plaintiff's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment Case Motion #8: Motion for Partial Summary Judgment

July 11, 2011

July 11, 2011

The State of Alaska's Cross-motion for Summary Judgment Attorney: Page, Brenda B (0303007) Filing Party: The State of Alaska Case Motion #14

July 11, 2011

July 11, 2011

Memorandum in Support of the State of Alaska's Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment and Opposition to Plaintiffs' Motion for Partial Summary Judgment Attorney: Page, Brenda B (0303007) The State of Alaska (Defendant); Case Motion #8: Motion for Partial Summary Judgment

July 11, 2011

July 11, 2011

Stipulation and Order (regarding briefing schedule) Attorney: Oesting, David W. (8106041) Filing Party: Schmidt, Julie A; Schuh, Gayle; Vollick, Julie; Bernard, Susan L; Traber, Fred W; Snider, Laurence; The State of Alaska; The Municipality of Anchorage Case Motion #15

July 26, 2011

July 26, 2011

Order Granting Stipulation and Order (regarding briefing schedule) Schmidt, Julie A Case Motion #15 Stipulation and Order (regarding briefing schedule)

July 27, 2011

July 27, 2011

Opposition to Defendant State of Alaska's Cross-motion for Summary Judgment Case Motion #14: The State of Alaska's Cross-motion for Summary Judgment

Aug. 9, 2011

Aug. 9, 2011

Reply in Support of Plaintiff's Motion for Partial Summary Judgment Case Motion #8: Motion for Partial Summary Judgment

Aug. 9, 2011

Aug. 9, 2011

Declaration of Thomas Stenson Thomas William Stenson (Attorney) on behalf of Laurence Snider (Plaintiff)

Aug. 9, 2011

Aug. 9, 2011

Routine Pretrial Order Issued

Aug. 12, 2011

Aug. 12, 2011

Calendaring Notice

Aug. 12, 2011

Aug. 12, 2011

Location: Courtroom 501, Nesbett CourthouseType: Trial Setting Conference: Superior CourtResult: Hearing HeldEvent Judge: Pfiffner, Frank A

Aug. 12, 2011

Aug. 12, 2011

Reply in Support of the State of Alaska's Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment Attorney: Witty, Rachel L (0409052) Case Motion #14: The State of Alaska's Cross-motion for Summary Judgment

Aug. 19, 2011

Aug. 19, 2011

Notice Regarding Plaintiffs Julie M. Vollick and Susan L. Bernard David W. Oesting (Attorney) on behalf of Julie A Schmidt (Plaintiff)

Aug. 31, 2011

Aug. 31, 2011

Location: Courtroom 501, Nesbett CourthouseType: Oral ArgumentResult: Taken Under AdvisementEvent Judge: Pfiffner, Frank A

Sept. 8, 2011

Sept. 8, 2011

Order Granting Motion for Partial Summary Judgment Schmidt, Julie A Case Motion #8 Motion for Partial Summary Judgment

Sept. 16, 2011

Sept. 16, 2011

Order Denying The State of Alaska's Cross-motion for Summary Judgment The State of Alaska Case Motion #14 The State of Alaska's Cross-motion for Summary Judgment

Sept. 16, 2011

Sept. 16, 2011

(Proposed) Order for Entry of Final Judgment Attorney: Stenson, Thomas William (0808054) Filing Party: Schmidt, Julie A; Schuh, Gayle; Vollick, Julie; Bernard, Susan L; Traber, Fred W; Snider, Laurence Case Motion #16

Sept. 29, 2011

Sept. 29, 2011

The State's Opposition to Plaintiff's Proposed Judgment Rachel L Witty (Attorney) on behalf of The State of Alaska (Defendant) Case Motion #16: (Proposed) Order for Entry of Final Judgment

Sept. 30, 2011

Sept. 30, 2011

Case Judge: Pfiffner, Frank ADisposition: Judgment on Pleadings for Plaintiff

Oct. 12, 2011

Oct. 12, 2011

Judgment on the Pleadings for Plaintiff

Oct. 12, 2011

Oct. 12, 2011

Order Granting Motion in Part ~ (Proposed) Order for Entry of Final Judgment Schmidt, Julie A Case Motion #16 (Proposed) Order for Entry of Final Judgment

Oct. 12, 2011

Oct. 12, 2011

Receipt Number: 743578Payment Amount: $8.50

Oct. 13, 2011

Oct. 13, 2011

Copies Made (Case) Receipt: 743578 Date: 10/13/2011

Oct. 13, 2011

Oct. 13, 2011

Location: Courtroom 501, Nesbett CourthouseType: Trial Call: Superior Court CivilResult: Hearing VacatedEvent Judge: Pfiffner, Frank A

Oct. 25, 2011

Oct. 25, 2011

Location: Courtroom 501, Nesbett CourthouseType: Trial Call: Superior Court CivilResult: Calendared in ErrorEvent Judge: Pfiffner, Frank A

Oct. 25, 2011

Oct. 25, 2011

Location: Courtroom 501, Nesbett CourthouseType: Scheduled Trial WeekResult: Hearing VacatedEvent Judge: Pfiffner, Frank A

Oct. 31, 2011

Oct. 31, 2011

Location: Courtroom 501, Nesbett CourthouseType: Scheduled Trial WeekResult: Calendared in ErrorEvent Judge: Pfiffner, Frank A

Oct. 31, 2011

Oct. 31, 2011

Cost Bill Attorney: Stenson, Thomas William (0808054) Filing Party: Schmidt, Julie A; Schuh, Gayle; Vollick, Julie; Bernard, Susan L; Traber, Fred W; Snider, Laurence Case Motion #18

Nov. 10, 2011

Nov. 10, 2011

Motion for Attorney Fees Attorney: Stenson, Thomas William (0808054) Filing Party: Schmidt, Julie A; Schuh, Gayle; Vollick, Julie; Bernard, Susan L; Traber, Fred W; Snider, Laurence Case Motion #17

Nov. 10, 2011

Nov. 10, 2011

Notice of Filing Scan of Original Affidavits of Zana Bugaighis, Leslie Cooper, Ryan Derry, Roger Leishman, and Rebecca Francis Thomas William Stenson (Attorney) on behalf of Julie A Schmidt (Plaintiff)

Nov. 10, 2011

Nov. 10, 2011

Notice of Deficient Filing(s) mailed re: [CURED~11/15/2011] motion for attorney fees lacks proposed order Notice of Deficient Filing(s) (Anchorage) Sent on: 11/14/2011 10:04:55

Nov. 14, 2011

Nov. 14, 2011

(Proposed) Order on Costs Case Motion #18: Cost Bill

Nov. 15, 2011

Nov. 15, 2011

(Proposed) Order on Attorney Fees Case Motion #17: Motion for Attorney Fees

Nov. 15, 2011

Nov. 15, 2011

Unopposed Motion for Extension of Time (of one day for state of alaska to respond to cost bill) Attorney: Witty, Rachel L (0409052) Filing Party: The State of Alaska Case Motion #19

Nov. 16, 2011

Nov. 16, 2011

Municipality of Anchorage's to Plaintiffs' Cost Bill Pamela Weiss (Attorney) on behalf of The Municipality of Anchorage (Defendant) Case Motion #18: Cost Bill

Nov. 16, 2011

Nov. 16, 2011

Case Details

State / Territory: Alaska

Case Type(s):

Public Benefits/Government Services

Special Collection(s):

Same-Sex Marriage

Key Dates

Filing Date: Aug. 3, 2010

Closing Date: Dec. 15, 2014

Case Ongoing: No

Plaintiffs

Plaintiff Description:

Three same-sex couples with at least one partner who qualified for Alaska's tax exemption as a senior citizen or disabled veteran

Plaintiff Type(s):

Private Plaintiff

Attorney Organizations:

ACLU National (all projects)

ACLU Affiliates (any)

Public Interest Lawyer: Yes

Filed Pro Se: No

Class Action Sought: No

Class Action Outcome: Not sought

Defendants

State of Alaska, State

City of Anchorage, City

Defendant Type(s):

Jurisdiction-wide

Case Details

Causes of Action:

State law

Available Documents:

Trial Court Docket

Complaint (any)

Injunctive (or Injunctive-like) Relief

Non-settlement Outcome

Any published opinion

Outcome

Prevailing Party: Plaintiff

Nature of Relief:

Injunction / Injunctive-like Settlement

Attorneys fees

Declaratory Judgment

Source of Relief:

Litigation

Amount Defendant Pays: $118.169.35

Issues

General/Misc.:

Marriage

Public benefits (includes, e.g., in-state tuition, govt. jobs)

Discrimination Area:

Disparate Treatment

Discrimination Basis:

Sexual orientation

LGBTQ+:

LGBTQ+