09.10.010 General limitations on civil actions
09.10.030 Actions to recover real property
09.10.040 Action upon judgment or sealed instrument in 10 years
09.10.050 Certain property actions to be brought in six years
09.10.053 Contract actions to be brought in three years
09.10.054 Limits on when certain design, construction, and remodeling actions may be brought
09.10.055 Statute of repose of 10 years
09.10.060 Actions for certain statutory penalties to be brought in three years
09.10.065 Commencement of actions for acts constituting sexual offenses
09.10.070 Actions for torts, for injury to personal property, for certain statutory liabilities, and against peace officers and coroners to be brought in two years
09.10.075 Actions related to claims based on medical assistance payment fraud
09.10.080 Actions related to escape to be brought in one year
09.10.090 Actions for penalty
09.10.100 Other actions in 10 years
09.10.110 Accrual of cause of action upon mutual, open, and current account
09.10.120 Actions in name of state, political subdivisions, or public corporations
09.10.130 Effect of absence from state or concealment
09.10.140 Disabilities of minority and incompetency
09.10.160 Disability of alien during war
09.10.170 Commencement stayed by injunction or statute
09.10.180 Time at which disability exists
09.10.190 Coexisting disabilities
09.10.200 Acknowledgment or promise
09.10.210 Past due payments
09.10.220 Action arising in other jurisdictions between nonresidents
09.10.230 Certain actions relating to real property
09.10.240 Commencement of action after dismissal or reversal

Terms Used In Alaska Statutes > Chapter 10

  • action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Corporation: A legal entity owned by the holders of shares of stock that have been issued, and that can own, receive, and transfer property, and carry on business in its own name.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Discovery: Lawyers' examination, before trial, of facts and documents in possession of the opponents to help the lawyers prepare for trial.
  • Equitable: Pertaining to civil suits in "equity" rather than in "law." In English legal history, the courts of "law" could order the payment of damages and could afford no other remedy. See damages. A separate court of "equity" could order someone to do something or to cease to do something. See, e.g., injunction. In American jurisprudence, the federal courts have both legal and equitable power, but the distinction is still an important one. For example, a trial by jury is normally available in "law" cases but not in "equity" cases. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Injunction: An order of the court prohibiting (or compelling) the performance of a specific act to prevent irreparable damage or injury.
  • Misdemeanor: Usually a petty offense, a less serious crime than a felony, punishable by less than a year of confinement.
  • municipality: means a political subdivision incorporated under the laws of the state that is a home rule or general law city, a home rule or general law borough, or a unified municipality. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060
  • Partnership: A voluntary contract between two or more persons to pool some or all of their assets into a business, with the agreement that there will be a proportional sharing of profits and losses.
  • person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, organization, business trust, or society, as well as a natural person. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • property: includes real and personal property. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060
  • Real property: Land, and all immovable fixtures erected on, growing on, or affixed to the land.
  • state: means the State of Alaska unless applied to the different parts of the United States and in the latter case it includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060
  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
  • writing: includes printing. See Alaska Statutes 01.10.060