|Above, the modified road sign pointing the way to Half Dome Village, formerly known as Curry Village. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
According to McClatchy DC:
WASHINGTON - Efforts to settle the dispute between the federal government and Yosemite National Park’s former concessions company over trademarks have stalled, foreshadowing a potentially costly and time-consuming court battle.
The failure of mediation efforts between Justice Department attorneys and their DNC Parks & Resorts at Yosemite was laid out in a court filing last week in which the two sides resumed combative trial preparations.
“The parties do not believe that settlement is likely at this time,” attorneys revealed in the filing last Thursday, adding that while they “remain open to the possibility of mediation in this case (they) believe that the case should proceed at this time.”
The 23-page legal filing, known as a “joint status report,” spelled out myriad disagreements still separating the National Park Service from the concessions company, a subsidiary of the Buffalo, N.Y.-based, Delaware North.
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