lease battle

Ski Season
11:16 am
Fri September 5, 2014

Will Folks Still Ski Utah?

With a critically important court hearing in Park City's ski resort fight just hours away, Ski Utah President Nathan Rafferty is one of those who is well aware that winter is coming. Rick Brough has more.

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Resort Battle
10:55 am
Fri September 5, 2014

An Answer Expected Today

Today is the day: After several continuations of a court hearing that will decide how much Park City Mountain Resort must pay to landlord Talisket Land Holdings in order to continue operating another season, the parties are scheduled to meet ion court today at 3 PM. Leslie Thatcher has more. 

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Resort Battle
12:46 pm
Tue September 2, 2014

One More Delay In Bond Decision For Resorts

If you're intently watching the Park City ski resort fight in court, you will have to bear the suspense a little longer. A hearing set for Wednesday, where a vitally important ruling from Third District Court Judge Ryan Harris was expected, has been postponed for two days - at the request of both parties. Rick Brough has more. 

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Resort Battle
5:31 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

City Won't Tolerate Split Outcome

City officials say they are more optimistic about a positive outcome in  the legal dispute between Park City Mountain Resort and its landlord Talisker than they've been in months. On the other hand, they're prepared to go to court to ensure the resort stays intact, with its base within Park City's limits, if necessary. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Resort Battle
3:12 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Mediation Talks Continue Through Weekend

On the verge of the Labor Day weekend, both sides in Park City’s ski resort fight say they are continuing to mediate.

The mediation deadline has been extended twice , most recently till 5 p.m. on Friday.    John Lund , the counsel for Talisker and Vail, said in an e-mail this afternoon that the deadline has been extended to 10 a.m. on Sunday, and he added the parties are continuing to work together in good faith.

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Resort Battle
3:02 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Judge Takes Close Look At Attorneys' Arguments

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.

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Resort Battle
12:09 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Chamber Holds Message Until They Know: 2 or 3 Resorts?

Marketing for the Park City winter season is on hold until a decision is made whether Park City Mountain Resort opens in a couple months. Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Resort Battle
5:35 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Live Recording Of Resort Court Hearing On Bond Amount

KPCW was at the courthouse yesterday tweeting a blow-by-blow account on social media.

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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Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

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

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Resort Battle
4:23 pm
Wed August 27, 2014

No Ruling On Bond Amount This Week

Alan Sullivan, attorney for Park City Mountain Resort, gets mobbed by journalists after Judge Ryan Harris announced he would not give a ruling this week.

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.

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Resort Battle
5:50 pm
Tue August 26, 2014

Which Is Worth More: Land Or Access?

With a critically important hearing set for Wednesday in Park City's ski resort fight, both sides fired off one more volley at each other, via written agreements submitted last Friday.

Third District Judge Ryan Harris will be asked tomorrow to set a bond amount Park City Mountain Resort has to pay to fend off eviction and operate for the upcoming ski season.

The major dispute is setting a value for the 3,000 acres of ski mountain, owned by Talisker Land Holdings and leased in the past by PCMR. The argument has often center on whose property is dependent on who?

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