by The Associated Press
Saturday, May 15, 2010
FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- The Alaska Supreme Court has ruled that two Fairbanks businessmen can sue state employees over the bidding process on a $60 million state contract.
The court decided Friday that state procurement officials have only partial immunity from lawsuits, and rejected state arguments for absolute immunity.
The decision allows a lawsuit by Jerry Bowers of Bowers Investment Co. and Andy Bachner of Bachner Company Inc. to proceed in Fairbanks Superior Court.