The information contained on this web page is only a summary.
UPDATE: The claims filing deadline has been extended until midnight on December 31, 2013. A copy of the Order Extending Refund Application Deadline can be downloaded on the Court Documents page of this website. Refund checks will continue to be distributed on a rolling basis through the extended claims filing period.
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.