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.
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.