Supreme Court No. S-18317.

542 P.3d 654 (2024)

Courtney GUERRA, as Personal Representative of the Estate of James Francis Goard, Appellant, v. John WALLACE and Robert Nesbitt, Appellees.

Supreme Court of Alaska.

February 2, 2024.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Todd Young , Todd Young Law Firm, Anchorage, for Appellant.

Laura L. Farley and Tracy Hillhouse Price , Farley & Graves, P.C., Anchorage, for Appellee John Wallace.

No appearance by Appellee Robert Nesbitt.

Before: Maassen, Chief Justice, and Borghesan, Henderson, and Pate, Justices. [Carney, Justice, not participating.]



The estate of a deceased Fairbanks entrepreneur languished in probate for years. The value of its assets, already encumbered by tax liens and creditors' claims, eroded. Eventually the personal representative of the estate was replaced, and the deceased man's wife and sole beneficiary...

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