Tag Archives | Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition


Town attorney explains silence on town manager

Some citizens have pointed accusing fingers at the Mammoth Town Council for failure to disclose what’s going on with Town Manager Dave Wilbrecht, who is on administrative leave and the subject of a series of closed sessions. Town Attorney Andy Morris said that legally there is not much officials can say. Sierra Wave Media asked […]

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Mammoth Town Council take debt resolution “one day at a time”

Special closed sessions over bankruptcy issues continue with the Mammoth Town Council.  They planned to meet in private Wednesday evening before their regular meeting, and now they have scheduled yet another special closed session for Thursday at 10am.  Assistant Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez said that the Town is taking final resolution of the $43 million […]

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Still no details on Mammoth-MLLA deal

Mammoth residents know nothing more today than they did Tuesday about how much money the Town may pay to Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition to settle the $43 million lawsuit judgment.  What they do know is Assistant Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez said she will go public with all the details once a final settlement agreement is […]

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Mammoth Town Council lists “community update” on MLLA debt

In August, Mammoth people heard from their officials that the dreadful $43 million lawsuit judgment debt was settled. A press release told how the court-ordered mediation resulted in a tentative agreement on a settlement with Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition and developer Terry Ballas. So far, officials have declined to reveal the dollar amount and terms […]

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Bankruptcy mediation and closed sessions continue in Mammoth

Attorneys and officials from the Town of Mammoth and Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition continue to mediate a deal on the $43 million lawsuit debt. Assistant Town Manager Marianna Marysheva-Martinez said there is nothing new to report. She said both sides continue with mediation talks by phone and email. Martinez said, “There is no deal yet.” […]

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MLLA subpoenas MMSA in bankruptcy case

As the Town of Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition continue court-ordered mediation talks over the $43 million debt, Bankruptcy Court matters continue. One of them is a subpoena from MLLA in the bankruptcy case to Mammoth Mountain for marketing and financial information. Ron Cohen, General Counsel for Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, confirmed that […]

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Mediation talks will continue Monday

Lawyers and officials for both the Town of Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition have spent at least three days in mediation sessions before Bankruptcy Judge Elizabeth Perris. As Mammoth’s Assistant Town Manager said, if the two sides didn’t have a lot to discuss the mediations would have ended after the first day. They […]

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Town of Mammoth and MLLA: mediation talks continue

“A chance for settlement.” That’s what Mammoth’s Assistant Town Manager said about mediation talks between the Town and Mammoth Lakes Land acquisition. Marianna Marysheva-Martinez said the court-ordered mediation talks Monday and Tuesday will now continue into Thursday (today). She called this a positive development. The details and nature of talks remain confidential. At stake – […]

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Bankruptcy mediation talks continue

Mediation talks were scheduled to continue today in Southern California between lawyers who represent the Town of Mammoth and Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition. Bankruptcy Judge Thomas Holman appointed a judicial mediator to push the two adversaries toward some possible settlement. Meanwhile in Mammoth Lakes, the Town Council planned to hold special closed sessions Monday and […]

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Town Council huddles on mediation days

Court-ordered mediation sessions will take place in the Los Angeles area Monday and Tuesday between lawyers who represent the Town of Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition. In Mammoth, the Town Council will hold two special meetings on the days of the mediation sessions. Last month, the Town of Mammoth filed for bankruptcy, pointing […]

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Back to mediation for Mammoth and MLLA

Last Thursday in US Bankruptcy Court in Sacramento, the Town of Mammoth Lakes and Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition were ordered to go to mediation. The Court appointed Bankruptcy Judge Elizabeth Perris to serve as judicial mediator in the case. Mammoth had filed a petition for bankruptcy protection July 3 after months of budget cuts and […]

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MLLA will fight Mammoth’s bankruptcy bid

While the Town of Mammoth prepared to file for bankruptcy protection, a Mammoth Lakes Land Acquisition attorney made it clear that MLLA will fight that bankruptcy, doesn’t think Mammoth is eligible for bankruptcy, and maintains that Town officials have refused to accept the responsibility to pay their debt. Dan Brockett has handled the MLLA lawsuit […]

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