Judge Ryan Harris

PC VS Vail
1:37 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Hilder Gives A Mediation Update

Everyone's wondering in the next month if a court-ordered mediation will solve the legal conflict between Talisker and the Park City Mountain Resort.

In any event, it's a tool commonly used today, according to retired Third District Court Judge Robert Hilder, who's now a professional mediator. Rick Brough has more.

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PCMR VS Talisker
1:58 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

PCMR And Talisker's Judge Signs Eviction Order

As Park City Mountain Resort and Vail Resorts work to settle their legal differences, Third District Court Judge Ryan Harris has officially signed and filed the Order of Restitution, evicting Park City Mountain Resort. That eviction has been stayed for now. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has more.

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Resort Mediation
6:34 pm
Tue July 1, 2014

Resorts May Mediate Before Deadline?

Two weeks ago, Third District Court judge Ryan Harris ordered Park City Mountain resort and Vail Resorts into mediation to work out their differences with a deadline to have it resolved by August 15th. But given the secrecy of the negotiations, it'll be another month-and-a-half before the community finds out if they could do that. KPCW's Leslie Thatcher has this update.

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Local News
11:10 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Public Reacts to News of PCMR Eviction

Immediate public reaction in Park City to the news that clears the way for the Talisker eviction of PCMR from its ski terrain included the full range of emotions .  Lynn Ware Peek has more.

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Sky Lodge
12:49 pm
Mon June 16, 2014

No Judicial Election For Sky Lodge

Last Week in Third District Court, Judge Ryan Harris took up again the legal disputes broiling at the Sky Lodge. He told attorneys for the Homeowners Association that he would not agree - for now anyway - to have his court supervise an election for the HOA.
The HOA claimed they need such an election to deal with challenges from the Sky Lodge's owner, Ken Abadalla. Rick Brough has more.

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Resort Judgement
11:00 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Judge To Powdr: No. Maybe. No. No. No. No. No. No. No.

As we've reported, in a major omnibus ruling issued Wednesday, Third District Judge Ryan Harris ruled on nine motions in the lease dispute between Park City Mountain Resort and Talisker/Vail.

On virtually all issues, Judge Harris ruled in favor of Talisker Land Holdings, Vail Resorts, and their affiliates. In his 82-page opinion, the Judge laid down the history of the dipute, and the reasoning behind his decisions. Rick Brough has more.

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Resort Judgement
10:35 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Vail Gets Stock Boost From Decision

Third District Judge Ryan Harris ruled in Vail and Talisker's favor on all nine legal motions before him in the three-year-old lawsuit over Park City Mountain Resort's lands.

KPCW's Larry Warren has more on the ruling, and the immediate reaction from those involved.

At the end of the stock trading day, as word of Vail's court victory was reported by KPCW, Vail's stock jumped by nearly five percent.

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Breaking
4:30 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Judge Rules In Vail/Talisker's Favor

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.

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Sky Lodge
4:29 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Sky Lodge Revenues War Is Still At An Impasse

Third District Court Judge Ryan Harris last week heard opposing arguments on another suspect of the legal war at the Sky Lodge, between Lodge owner Ken Abdalla and a group of unit owners.
The lawsuit being discussed last week involves an owners group that says Abdalla's management company, Malibu, is diverting too much money from rental revenues due to the owners.
But Abdalla's attorney says a small group is trying to usurp control of the Lodge and ruin Abdalla's business there. Rick Brough has more.

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Resort Battle
1:55 pm
Mon April 14, 2014

PCMR Continues To Claim Validity Of Lease

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.

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