Third District Court

UPDATE 4:45PM

Vail Resorts Wednesday won its Third District Court lawsuit against Park City Mountain Resort, which contended that PCMR failed to renew its lease on ski lands at the resort.  The ruling on nine motions in the three-year old-case all favored Vail’s positions that PCMR’s lease is now expired.  Vail has already served an eviction notice to PCMR, which has ignored the eviction.

In the next couple of weeks, Third District Judge Ryan Harris is considering a large quantity of claims, allegations and legal arguments from both sides in the Park City Mountain Resort ski hill lawsuit.

In the past two weeks, the Judge heard oral arguments on three major disputes. Last week, the Mountain Resort - which had said it still has a valid lease of over 3,000 acres of its ski hill - said its lease was violated because the landlord, Talisker Land Holdings, in effect, sold the property to Vail Resorts. Rick Brough has more.

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.

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.

Debate On PCMR Detainer

Feb 18, 2014

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, 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.

It looks like Summit County Attorney David Brickey won't be stepping up to the bench, at least for now. Governor Gary Herbert announced he is appointing a Salt Lake County deputy district attorney to fill a vacancy on the Third District juvenile court - a position that Brickley was vying for. Rick Brough has more.

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.

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.

A Promontory resident, arrested in August for running through a fire barricade to get to his home, pled guilty to a Class A Misdemeanor in Third District Court Monday. His sentence included 12 months of probation. Rick Brough has more. 

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