13th Court of Appeals scheduled to hear oral arguments in Victoria

June 4, 2012 at 1:04 a.m.
Updated June 5, 2012 at 1:05 a.m.

The 13th Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in five cases at the Victoria County Courthouse on Thursday.

The cases, a combination of criminal and civil including three that originated in the Victoria district court, are scheduled to be heard by the six justices who make up the appellate court.

The other two originated in the Wharton and Refugio district courts.

Created in 1963, the court provides rulings on both civil and criminal cases that do not involve the death penalty that are appealed from lower courts.

While the court maintains offices in Corpus Christi and Edinburg, once a year the justices travel to a different location within its 20-county coverage area to give attorneys an opportunity to argue their cases closer to home.

The justices were last in Victoria in 2008.

The three Victoria cases includes a civil case filed by Robert Zissa Jr. in April 2007 against defendants Euton's Harley-Davidson, Inc. Harley Davidson Motor Company, Harley Davidson, Tim Euton and Dawn Euton.

Additionally, two criminal cases - James Baldwin, who was charged with injury to a child, and Allen Lee Hardaway, who was charged with possession of a controlled substance - will be heard by the justices.



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