Attorney(s) appearing for the Case
Douglas D. Lottridge and David H. Thorsness, of Hughes, Thorsness, Lowe, Gantz & Clark, Anchorage, for appellant.
Karl L. Walter, Jr. and Clark S. Gruening, of Groh, Benkert & Greene, Anchorage, for Lillian Groothuis.
Keith E. Brown and Charles Hagans, Anchorage, for Employers Liability Assurance Corp. and State of Alaska.
Before BONEY, C.J., and RABINOWITZ and CONNOR, JJ.
Supreme Court of Alaska.
An unfortunate airplane crash of November 21, 1968, provides the background for this case. The plane crashed while carrying the members of the Governor's Employment Advisory Commission from Barrow, Alaska, to Inuvik, N.T., Canada, to inspect a model native town. Among those killed in the crash was Harold Groothuis who was chairman of the commission and business manager of Laborers & Hod Carriers Union, Local #341.
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