Judge Ryan Harris

Glenwood Cemetery
11:55 am
Thu April 10, 2014

Glenwood Unsuccessful In Ending Lawsuit

The Glenwood Cemetery Association was unsuccessful in a motion to Third District Court Thursday morning, which would have resolved a wrongful-death lawsuit filed against the Glenwood, involving a four-year-old boy who died when a headstone accidentally fell on him.

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Resort Battle
10:18 am
Tue April 8, 2014

PCMR Threatens To Take Lifts If Evicted

In a recent court filing, Park City Mountain Resort says that if it were evicted off the ski mountain by its landlord, Talisker Land Holdings, the Resort will dismantle the ski lifts on the hill. Attorneys for Talisker are saying the Resort is not entitled to do that - while the two sides have been debating other issues in court over the past week. Rick Brough has more.

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Local News
4:09 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Attorneys Move To Third District Court To Discuss Major Issues

Opposing attorneys for the Park City Mountain Resort and for Talisker returned to Third District Court Thursday and argued two major issues over the Resort's lease of its ski mountain. Judge Ryan Harris didn't hand down a decision, saying he will have rulings at an unspecified time.
However, reporters did hear briefly outside the courtroom from Jon Cumming, the CEO of Powdr Corp, parent company of the Mountain Resort. Rick Brough has more.

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Resort Battle
3:58 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

PCMR Asks Judge To Reconsider Previous Ruling

Attorneys for the Park City Mountain Resort went into Third District Thursday, asking Judge Ryan Harris to reconsider a major ruling against the Resort which he handed down a year and a half ago.
In the legal fight with its landlord, Talisker, the Mountain Resort argues that the lease on over 3,000 acres of its ski mountain is still valid.

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Local News
4:20 pm
Mon February 24, 2014

Harris Rules For Park City And Talisker

The latest ruling from Third District Court is a mixed bag for the two sides in the Park City ski resort fight, as Judge Ryan Harris ruled in part for the Park City Mountain Resort and partly for Talisker - the landlord for the bulk of the Mountain Resort's ski hill.
Favoring Talisker, the judge refused to throw out its claim that the Mountain Resort is unlawfully in possession of the ski mountain, and is subject to eviction. Talisker can continue to litigate that allegation.

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Fight Over Mountains
11:58 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Debate On PCMR Detainer

Opposing attorneys in the legal fight over the ski mountain lease of Park City Mountain Resort went into Third District Court last week.  The major arguments focused on claims from Talisker, the landlord, that it is entitled to evict the Mountain Resort,  and is owed the profits that the Mountain Resort has made every since its lease allegedly expired in the spring of 2011.

Judge Ryan Harris took the arguments under advisement and did not render a decision last week.  Rick Brough has more.

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Hotel Wars
1:33 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Sky Lodge Heads To Court

As we've reported, litigation wars have broken out at the Sky Lodge Hotel, between the group of time-share owners now running the Home Owners Association, and the Lodge's owner Ken Abdalla.

The first skirmish took place in Third District Court Wednesday, as opposing attornyes and Judge Ryan Harris hammered out some ground rules on how the two groups will operate together at the Lodge. Rick Brough has more.

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PCMR v Talisker
9:58 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Computer Tape To Become Part Of Discovery

The discovery period for both sides in the Park City Mountain Resort/Talisker Land Holdings legal fight will expire in about six weeks.

With that in mind, Third District Court Judge Ryan Harris heard another request from Talisker earlier this week, to access information held by the mountain resort.

Ultimately, Judge Harris issued a ruling that, he said, didn't entirely favor one side or the other. Rick Brough has more.

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Resort Lawsuit
4:59 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Executive's Letter Stays Sealed

In the ongoing legal war between ski areas, Talisker Land Holdings has won a skirmish.
Third District Court Judge Ryan Harris turned down a request from the Park City Mountain Resort, and ruled that a letter from Talisker executive Jack Bistricer, currently sealed in the court record, should not be disclosed.
The judge said the letter was part of confidential settlement discussions between the two sides. Rick Brough has more.

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Drugs in Summit County
4:32 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Suspected Drug Trafficker Stays In Jail

The Summit County Attorney's Office obtained an Emergency Writ from a Third District Court judge on Friday, to keep a suspected drug trafficker confined in the County Jail. The County filed a petition because Justice Court Judge Shauna Kerr declined to authorize detention, feeling the arresting officer had not sufficiently explained why the suspect was pulled over in I-80.

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