April 19, 1997 |
The Irvine Co. won a major victory over its combative tenant on Friday, as a judge granted the Orange County land giant possession of 300 acres of disputed property near the El Toro Y. The ruling by Orange County Superior Court Judge Byron McMillan amounts to an eviction for Los Angeles businessman Harry Shuster, who had refused to vacate the property after his lease expired Feb. 28. He has been battling for a 26-year lease extension.
April 10, 1997 |
Orange County's nastiest tenant-landlord dispute is headed for trial after the Irvine Co. on Wednesday failed to get a judge to evict businessman Harry Shuster from 300 acres of ground near the El Toro Y. The ruling by Orange County Superior Court Judge Mason L. Fenton to deny the Irvine Co. immediate possession of its property means that a jury will now decide who has the right to control the parcel on which Shuster's lease expired Feb. 28.
March 18, 1997 |
The pitched battle between businessman Harry Shuster and the Irvine Co. took several strange turns on Monday as Shuster's lawyers claimed to have discovered dramatic new evidence that would allow him to automatically extend his lease another year--then backed off that assertion in the face of conflicting evidence. Shuster's long-term master lease on 300 acres near the El Toro Y, owned by the Irvine Co. and home to the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre and Wild Rivers water park, expired on Feb. 28.
March 11, 1997 |
An Orange County Superior Court judge Monday quashed an attempt to overturn an injunction protecting the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre from demolition. Attorneys for a business associate of Harry Shuster, the Los Angeles businessman who holds permits to demolish the 15,000-seat amphitheater, were attempting to get the lawsuit transferred out of the courtroom of the Orange County Superior Court judge who issued the injunction last month. But Presiding Judge Theodore E.
March 1, 1997 |
Businessman Harry Shuster's ground lease with the Irvine Co. expired at midnight Friday, but no bulldozers or demolition crews were expected to be around to commemorate the moment. In fact, all sides in the high-profile dispute that had threatened to bring down the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre and neighboring Wild Rivers water park are anticipating an uneventful--though tense--weekend after a month of legal fireworks. "I still have butterflies," said Dale Dawes, a part-owner of the water park.
February 28, 1997 |
Lawyers for a Los Angeles businessman who has threatened to tear down the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre and the Wild Rivers water park in a dispute with his landlord now say he'll put down the wrecking ball in preparation to duke it out in court. In an 11th-hour turnaround in legal strategy, attorneys for Harry Shuster, head of United Leisure Corp., on Thursday filed suit in Orange County Superior Court in Santa Ana to extend the company's ground lease with the Irvine Co. for 26 more years.
February 28, 1997 |
Lawyers for a Los Angeles businessman who has threatened to tear down the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre and a neighboring water park in a dispute with his landlord now say he'll put down the wrecking ball in preparation for duking it out in court. In an abrupt 11th-hour turnaround in legal strategy, attorneys for Harry Shuster, head of United Leisure Corp., on Thursday filed suit in Orange County Superior Court to extend the company's ground lease with the Irvine Co.
February 20, 1997 |
An Orange County Superior Court judge Wednesday blocked the demolition of the Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, temporarily defusing a high-stakes standoff that had threatened to level Orange County's premier outdoor concert venue. Judge C. Robert Jameson issued a preliminary injunction that prevents Irvine Meadows' landlord, Los Angeles businessman Harry Shuster, from proceeding with plans to dismantle the 15,000-seat venue as part of a long-running dispute with the Irvine Co.
February 15, 1997 |
There are two ways to live by the rule of "do unto others"--the way it's taught in Sunday school, and the way it's often interpreted in the business world, where the doers prosper and the done-untos are done for. How a Los Angeles businessman named Harry Shuster defines and applies those three words will, it now appears, determine whether seeing stars under the stars remains a part of Orange County's entertainment culture.
February 12, 1997
Owners of the Wild Rivers water park on Tuesday appealed a judge's decision giving its landlord the green light to make good on his threats to demolish the Irvine attraction. Attorneys for the water park are asking the 4th District Court of Appeal to prevent Los Angeles businessman Harry Shuster from obtaining demolition permits and moving to take down the $8-million facility when his master lease on the underlying property expires Feb. 28.