A federal judge has rejected Aleut Enterprise's effort to evict Adak Seafood from the processing plant on Adak Island.
In this 11-page ruling issued Thursday, U.S. District Judge John Sedwick of Anchorage held that disputes involving landlord, tenant and a bank with millions of dollars in loans tied up in the plant are too complex for a quick eviction.
The judge further held that because Adak Seafood might hold some equity in the plant because of past improvements, this also precludes eviction.
So, it appears if Aleut Enterprise truly wants to boot Adak Seafood out of the building, it'll have to prevail in a longer legal proceeding.
Brewster Jamieson, attorney for Adak Seafood, told Deckboss in an e-mail today:
"Adak Seafood is very pleased that Judge Sedwick was able, in very short order, to grasp the facts and legal theories and to disregard Aleut's latest attempt to destroy the economy of Adak. Adak Seafood now intends to get on with its business, and we hope that Aleut Enterprise will stop their illegal campaign of intentionally interfering with Adak Seafood."
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