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.
The Summit County Council on Wednesday passed a series of agreements, to settle a tax dispute with Talisker's Empire Pass Hotel, the Montage. The county and half-a-dozen other taxing entities have to return taxes to the Montage over the dispute - an amount totaling nearly $1.7 million. Rick Brough has more.
As we've reported, a court fight the last year and a half has focused on whether the Park City Mountain Resort has a continued valid lease of 3700 acres of its ski mountain. In the meantime, the Mountain Resort has continued to use the ski terrain, while rent payments to the landlord, Talisker, have been refused. In its recent court filing, Talisker gave some further details about the rent dispute. Rick Brough has more.
Talisker has filed counter claims against the owners of the Park City Mountain Resort, re-asserting and offering more details on a claim that the Mountain Resort knowingly committed fraud in order to hang onto the Resort's Lease of 3700 acres making up the bulk of its ski terrain. Talisker Land Holdings, the landlord for the ski mountain, maintains the lease expired on April 30, 2011. They allege the Mountain Resort's corporate executives and counsel didn't send out a letter extending the lease until May 2nd, but knowingly backdated the letter to April 30th. The counter claim says that n
The Snyderville Planning Commission took a tour of the Canyons Resort area Tuesday, and go a look, up close and personal, at the progress of construction on the 18-hole golf course. 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.
After reviewing the Park City Mountain emails, Judge Ryan Harris reversed his decision and ruled that the emails fall within attorney-client privilege and cannot be disclosed to Talisker. Full to story to follow in the evening news.