Third District Court

As we've reported, many charges and counter-charges were made as the Park city Film Studios lawsuit went back to Third District Court for oral arguments. Among those, the attorney for studio developer Greg Ericksen said his client has been gratuitously defamed by the financier for the development, Gary Crandall. The attorney emphatically denied that Ericksen sought to establish a position of trust with Crandall based on their mutual membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Rick Brough has more.

Opposing attorneys in the Park City Film Studios lawsuit appeared in Third District Court Monday. Judge Kara Pettit heard charges and counter-charges in the case between studio developer Greg Ericksen and his financier Gary Crandall. The judge took the arguments under advisement and will issue a written ruling later. Rick Brough has more.

Opposing lawyers went to Third District Court last week to argue a lawsuit that is still pending after four years - an outgrowth of a trial in 2011, when the then operator of the Canyons, American Skiing Company of Utah, won a massive jury award against Wolf Mountain, the principal owner there. Afterwards, ASCU attorneys filed suit, alleging that the principals of Wolf Mountain carried out an insider land sale to keep a subdivison property at Canyons out of the jury award,d After arguments last week, Judge Paige Petersen didn't make a decision, but a ruling is scheduled for this week.

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A panel of judges is scheduled to convene early next month at Summit County's Third District Court to hear from citizens who want to plead their case calling for a grand jury. Rick Brough has more.

Wells Fargo Bank, which has sued nearly a dozen companies affiliated with Talisker, is asking Third District Court to schedule a hearing as soon as possible, to appoint a receiver who will take over the Tuhaye Golf Development and other collateral pledged by the defendants.  The bank has nominated a California real-estate consultant to carry out a foreclosure of the properties, since the defendants have allegedly defaulted on a debt of nearly $164 million.

A Third District Judge in Summit County is ordering a woman accused of posing as a lawyer to stay out of the legal profession. Rick Brough has the story.

A co-counsel in the recent ski resort legal fight may one day be presiding over the Third District Court in Summit County. Kara Pettit, one of the attorneys representing Talisker and Vail Resorts, has been appointed to fill a vacancy on the Third District Court. Rick Brough has more.

If you're intently watching the Park City ski resort fight in court, you will have to bear the suspense a little longer. A hearing set for Wednesday, where a vitally important ruling from Third District Court Judge Ryan Harris was expected, has been postponed for two days - at the request of both parties. Rick Brough has more. 

Third District Court Judge Terry Christiansen, who served more than 23 years as assistant Summit County Attorney before stepping up to the bench, has announced he's retiring. He will hang up his robes as of October 1. Rick Brough has more.

Third District Court Judge Ryan Harris ordered both sides in Park City's ski resort fight to prepare briefs by Friday on how to calculate a financial bond for Park City Mountain Resort to pay. The bond payment could determine if PCMR will be open this winter.

The disagreement over the bond amount centers on what rent PCMR owes, culminated over the past few years,  to Talisker, the ski hill's current owner. Both sides have told a different story about the overdue rent in recent letters to Park City Municipal. Rick Brough has more.

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