While Vail may have prevailed over Park City Mountain Resort in a judge's ruling, it doesn't win as the entity that has the community in mind - according to one local business leader. Lynn Ware Peek has more.
Third District Court Judge Ryan Harris covered a lot of topics in his 80+ page opinion last week, but a principal finding is that Park City Mountain Resort mistakenly let the lease expire on over 3,000 acres of their ski mountain. How did it happen? The judge's ruling says the answer is still elusive. Rick Brough has more.
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.
As we've reported, Park City Mountain Resort was granted a motion Wednesday to amend their lawsuit against Talisker Land Holdings. As part of the arguments in Third District Court, opposing attorneys jousted over the details of the complicated corporate structure that now oversees Talisker, the Canyons Resort, and the ski mountain leased by the Park City Mountain Resort. Rick Brough has more.
Park City Mountain Resort won an important round in Third District court Wednesday. Judge Ryan Harris ruled that PCMR can amend its lawsuit against its landlord, Talisker. While PCMR still maintains that its leases for the bulk of its ski terrain are valid, Judge Harris said PCMR can also press the claim that its rights under the lease have been violated, because Talisker allegedly transferred or sold the 3700 acres of ski mountain to another company, possibly one tied to Vail Resorts. Rick Brough has more.
Talisker Land Holdings has suffered a reversal in its efforts to get a look at nearly two dozen internal e mails between officers at the Park City Mountain Resort and their attorneys. After personally reviewing the e-mails, Third District Court Judge Ryan Harris ruled Tuesday that the documents do, after all, fall within attorney-client privilege and can't be shown to Talisker. Rick Brough has more.
The Talisker Land company won a round in Third District Court Friday, in its ongoing legal battle with the Park City Mountain Resort. Judge Ryan Harris ruled that there can be an examination of internal e-mails generated by PCMR officials and attorneys, to determine how a document was backdated. The Mountain Resort had cited that letter to back up its case that the lease of the ski mountain was still valid. Judge Harris said he was making an exception to the attorney-client confidentiality, but said the disclosure of some 22 e-mails is subject to his review. Rick Brough has more.
The lease dispute between Talisker and Park City Mountain Resort has taken a significant turn as Talisker Land Holdings yesterday issued an eviction notice to Park City Mountain. Lynn Ware Peek has more.
Although there is a pending legal fight between Park City Mountain Resort and Talisker Land Holdings, the Resort was still able, last ski season, to use its ski mountain, the subject of a disputed lease from Talisker.
However, the rent that the Mountain Resort pays on the ski terrain has been hung up, due to the dispute between the two companies. That was mentioned by attorneys on both sides as they appeared in Third DIstrict Court. Rick Brough has more.