Quimbee logo
DMCA.com Protection Status

Reeves v. Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.

926 P.2d 1130 (1996)

Case BriefRelatedOptions
From our private database of 35,600+ case briefs...

Reeves v. Alyeska Pipeline Service Co.

Alaska Supreme Court

926 P.2d 1130 (1996)

Facts

In January 1991, John Reeves (plaintiff), the owner of a popular local tourist attraction, met with Keith Burke, the local manager for Alyeska Pipeline Service Company (Alyeska) (defendant). At Burke’s request, Reeves sketched out his idea for a local visitor center catering to tourists visiting the nearby Trans-Alaska Pipeline. Reeves proposed locating the center on Alyeska’s land. In return for a 20-year lease of that land, Reeves proposed giving Alyeska a percentage of the center’s admission-fee and gift-shop revenue. Burke was unaware that Alyeska had received and rejected a similar proposal in 1987. Burke agreed to keep Reeves’s proposal confidential, told Reeves that the two men had a deal, and promised to draw up the necessary contracts so that the center could open in time for the 1991 tourist season. Over the next several months, Burke encouraged Reeves’s expectations for a deal. However, in August 1991, Alyeska opened its own visitor center, which proved to be highly successful. Reeves sued Alyeska on several counts that included express-contract, implied-contract, and quasi-contract claims. The trial court found that Reeves failed to establish the novelty or originality of his visitor-center idea and entered summary judgment for Alyeska. Reeves appealed to the Alaska Supreme Court.

Rule of Law

Issue

Holding and Reasoning (Per curiam)

What to do next…

  1. Unlock this case brief with a free (no-commitment) trial membership of Quimbee.

    You’ll be in good company: Quimbee is one of the most widely used and trusted sites for law students, serving more than 618,000 law students since 2011. Some law schools—such as Yale, Berkeley, and Northwestern—even subscribe directly to Quimbee for all their law students.

    Unlock this case briefRead our student testimonials
  2. Learn more about Quimbee’s unique (and proven) approach to achieving great grades at law school.

    Quimbee is a company hell-bent on one thing: helping you get an “A” in every course you take in law school, so you can graduate at the top of your class and get a high-paying law job. We’re not just a study aid for law students; we’re the study aid for law students.

    Learn about our approachRead more about Quimbee

Here's why 618,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:

  • Written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students. 35,600 briefs, keyed to 984 casebooks. Top-notch customer support.
  • The right amount of information, includes the facts, issues, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents.
  • Access in your classes, works on your mobile and tablet. Massive library of related video lessons and high quality multiple-choice questions.
  • Easy to use, uniform format for every case brief. Written in plain English, not in legalese. Our briefs summarize and simplify; they don’t just repeat the court’s language.

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership
Here's why 618,000 law students have relied on our case briefs:
  • Reliable - written by law professors and practitioners, not other law students
  • The right length and amount of information - includes the facts, issue, rule of law, holding and reasoning, and any concurrences and dissents
  • Access in your class - works on your mobile and tablet
  • 35,600 briefs - keyed to 984 casebooks
  • Uniform format for every case brief
  • Written in plain English - not in legalese and not just repeating the court's language
  • Massive library of related video lessons - and practice questions
  • Top-notch customer support

Access this case brief for FREE

With a 7-day free trial membership