Carlson v. State of Alaska, Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission
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The information contained on this web page is only a summary.


***IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING THE DISTRIBUTION THAT OCCURRED ON DECEMBER 19, 2014***

Some 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. 

TO: 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) (“CLASS MEMBERS”).

SUMMARY OF NOTICE & PROPOSED REFUND

This 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 Lists.”

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

1.     In 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

If you have questions, you may call the Carlson v. State of Alaska Settlement Help Line at 800-526-8244 or send an email to info@CarlsonRefund.com.

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