Judge Ryan Harris

As we reported, as attorneys for Park City Mountain Resort and Talisker Land Holdings/Vail Resorts face off in court Wednesday, there was plenty of debate about land values, appraisals and profit margins and case law.

Also in the discussion, however, was one lawyer's point referred to his own landlord; another attorney emphasized location, location, location, and at times the judge interrogated the lawyers closely. Rick Brough has more.

Listen to the live recordings of the attorneys for Park City Mountain Resort and Judge Ryan Harris from Wednesday's hearing . Both sides were presenting their argument on what the bond amount should be for PCMR to open the ski resort this winter.

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Judge Ryan Harris chose not to render a decision yesterday, instead choosing to meet again at 1 PM Wednesday, September 3.


After three hours of oral arguments between the two sides in Park City's ski resort fight, Third District Court Judge Ryan Harris said he wasn't able to come up with a ruling today.

The judge said he will render a decision next week, Wednesday, September 3.

The judge was asked to set a bond amount that the Park City Mountain Resort would have to pay so it could putt off an eviction, and continue operations this winter on a 3,000-acre ski hill owned by Talisker Land Holdings.

Everyone's wondering in the next month if a court-ordered mediation will solve the legal conflict between Talisker and the Park City Mountain Resort.

In any event, it's a tool commonly used today, according to retired Third District Court Judge Robert Hilder, who's now a professional mediator. Rick Brough has more.

As Park City Mountain Resort and Vail Resorts work to settle their legal differences, Third District Court Judge Ryan Harris has officially signed and filed the Order of Restitution, evicting Park City Mountain Resort. That eviction has been stayed for now. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

Two weeks ago, Third District Court judge Ryan Harris ordered Park City Mountain resort and Vail Resorts into mediation to work out their differences with a deadline to have it resolved by August 15th. But given the secrecy of the negotiations, it'll be another month-and-a-half before the community finds out if they could do that. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has this update.

Immediate public reaction in Park City to the news that clears the way for the Talisker eviction of PCMR from its ski terrain included the full range of emotions .  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

Last Week in Third District Court, Judge Ryan Harris took up again the legal disputes broiling at the Sky Lodge. He told attorneys for the Homeowners Association that he would not agree - for now anyway - to have his court supervise an election for the HOA.
The HOA claimed they need such an election to deal with challenges from the Sky Lodge's owner, Ken Abadalla. Rick Brough has more.

As we've reported, in a major omnibus ruling issued Wednesday, Third District Judge Ryan Harris ruled on nine motions in the lease dispute between Park City Mountain Resort and Talisker/Vail.

On virtually all issues, Judge Harris ruled in favor of Talisker Land Holdings, Vail Resorts, and their affiliates. In his 82-page opinion, the Judge laid down the history of the dipute, and the reasoning behind his decisions. Rick Brough has more.

Third District Judge Ryan Harris ruled in Vail and Talisker's favor on all nine legal motions before him in the three-year-old lawsuit over Park City Mountain Resort's lands.

KPCW's Larry Warren has more on the ruling, and the immediate reaction from those involved.

At the end of the stock trading day, as word of Vail's court victory was reported by KPCW, Vail's stock jumped by nearly five percent.