The information contained on this web page is only a summary.
***IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING THE DISTRIBUTION THAT OCCURRED
ON DECEMBER 19, 2014***
eligible class members in the first distribution did not file claims for refund
of unlawful permit fees paid to the Commercial Fisheries Entry
Commission. In this second distribution, all class members who paid the
non‑resident permit and crew license surcharge during calendar year 2013 have
received a check. The check was issued as a result of the Court’s order in the
case Donald H. Carlson, et al., Individually and as Class Representatives on
Behalf of All Persons Similarly Situated v. State of Alaska, Commercial
Fisheries Entry Commission, Case Number 3AN-84-5790 CI in the Superior
Court for the State of Alaska, Third Judicial District at Anchorage. No further
distributions will occur. The second distribution will exhaust the unclaimed
account. For additional details, please see the Court’s Order regarding this
distribution, which can be downloaded here.
UPDATE: The claims filing deadline passed on December 31, 2013. A copy of the Order Extending Refund Application Deadline can be downloaded on the Court Documents page of this website. All Refund checks have been mailed.
NON-RESIDENT FISHERMEN WHO PURCHASED ALASKA COMMERCIAL FISHING LICENSES AND
PERMITS FROM DECEMBER 13, 1984, THROUGH CALENDAR YEAR 2004 (FOR A 2004 LICENSE
OR PERMIT) (“CLASS MEMBERS”).
OF NOTICE & PROPOSED REFUND
lawsuit was brought in 1984 by Class Counsel on behalf of all non-resident
fishermen who purchased Alaska commercial fishing licenses and permits from
December 13, 1984, through calendar year 2004 (for a 2004 license or
permit). If you have been identified as
such a commercial fisherman by state licensing records, you may be eligible to
receive a sum of money.
A copy of the Notice and an individual accounting
was mailed to eligible Class Members on September 7, 2012. The State of Alaska, Commercial
Fisheries Entry Commission (the “CFEC”) also has calculated and listed refund
calculations for all eligible Class Members on its website at cfec.state.ak.us
under "Carlson Information.” Refer
to the "Carlson Class Lists.” Those
class members named in Carlson Exhibit Number 1 will receive a refund. Those class members named in Carlson Exhibit
Number 2 and the list of Carlson Class
Crewmembers will not receive a refund. For your convenience, this
information can also be found on this website under the heading “Carlson Class
IF YOUR ACCOUNTING SHOWS THAT YOU ARE ENTITLED TO A
REFUND, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DO ANYTHING, EXCEPT RETURN A COMPLETED CLAIM AND SUBSTITUTE W-9 FORM. If you do not return the completed Claim and Substitute
W-9 Form, you will not receive a refund.
HOW TO FILE A CLAIM
order to file a claim, you must complete the Claim Form that was mailed to you, or if you believe you are a Class Member and have not received your Claim Form
in the mail, you may download a Claim Form from this site by clicking here.
Claim Forms MUST BE
POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 31, 2013.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS
you have questions, you may call the Carlson
v. State of Alaska Settlement Help Line at 800-526-8244
an email to info@CarlsonRefund.com.