Aleyeska Pipeline Serv. Co. v. Williams
In Aleyeska Pipeline Serv. Co. v. Williams, 687 P.2d 323 (Alaska 1984), the Alaska court was dealing with a different statute, that being AS 43.70.110 (1), which defined business as "all activities engaged in with the object of financial or pecuniary gain, profit or benefit, either directly or indirectly."
The Aleyeska court specifically rejected Aleyeska's claim that it was not conducting business due to the concept of indirect benefit set forth in the aforementioned statute. Aleyeska, at 327.