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 Denied Emails

Sep 10, 2013

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.

UPDATE - September 10, 2013:

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.

Original Story: Friday, September 6, 2013:

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. 

  According to County Bob Jasper, the County Council isn't getting involved in the Talisker-Park City Mountain Resort legal fight, though thy are concerned about the local economy. 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.

After it was announced earlier this year that Vail Resorts would be operating Canyons Resort. Vail representatives said they would also take over in the legal fight between Talisker and the Park City Mountain Resort.

Despite those assertions, Talisker was represented in a court hearing Tuesday, July 31, by its long-time counsel, John Lund, who said he will continue to handle the case.

But some questions remain, though, about just who the clients are now, behind the legal dispute. Rick Brough has more.