Interesting Cases / Transactions – Pushor Mitchell Lawyers Successfully Defend The PHA Against The City Of Penticton

By Pushor Mitchell LLP
Categories: Blog

On July 30, 2014 the British Columbia Supreme Court issued their decision in respect of a legal challenge brought by the City of Penticton against the Penticton Hospitality Association, a volunteer based organisation, representing more than 40 resort, hotel, motel and bed and breakfast operators in the south Okanagan region.

The litigation team of Alfred Kempf and Brent Coyne successfully defended a Petition proceeding brought by the City of Penticton against the PHA alleging, amongst other things, breach of contractual duties in respect of the collection and usage of tourism based Hotel Room Tax funds – a provincial tax initiative designed to promote local tourism.

Pushor Mitchell successfully challenged the Petition on all claims, and the Supreme Court ordered the City of Penticton to pay the PHA’s legal costs and ultimately the City was forced to deliver some $310,000 in tax revenue back to the PHA.

A link to the news release can be found here:

www.castanet.net/news/Penticton/120873/PHA-on-court-ruling