Division Two of the Arizona Court of Appeals will hold oral arguments during a special court session at the University of Arizona Law
As part of its ongoing public education effort, Division Two of the Arizona Court of Appeals will hold oral arguments during a special court session at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law on November 1.
When: Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023, 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM MST
Check-in for Case One starts at 12:45, and check-in for Case Two starts at 1:45.
Where: University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law, 1201 E. Speedway Blvd., Room 164 (Ares Auditorium). Livestreaming will not be available for this event.
Who may attend: Seating is available to those who have registered prior to the event. Members of the public are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis as remaining space allows.
Note that food and beverages are not permitted past security.
Case One (2 CA-CV 2023-0021), 1:30-2:20 p.m.
Melanie Goldstein v. MWM Vicsdale Magic, LLC
This civil action arises from the sale of a renovated but water-damaged home in Scottsdale. MWM Vicsdale Magic and its principal, Victor Gojcaj, appeal from the trial court’s judgment affirming a jury verdict in favor of the purchaser, Goldstein. Appellants challenge a negative inference instruction the trial court provided to the jury after Gojcaj failed to appear for trial as ordered. They also contend the jury’s award of $1,000,000 punitive damages is excessive and unconstitutional in a case involving $45,048 in compensatory damages.
Case Two (2 CA-CR 2022-0094), 2:30-3:20 p.m.
State of Arizona v. Larry Eugene Bagby
Bagby appeals his aggravated assault conviction. He argues the trial court improperly gave a flight instruction, as well as a limiting instruction that directed the jury to consider evidence of the victim’s cocaine use only for how it affected her ability to perceive and recall events. Bagby also contends that insufficient evidence supported the jury’s domestic-violence finding and that evidence of his prior dangerous-felony conviction was improperly authenticated at a priors trial.
This visit is hosted by the William H. Rehnquist Center at the James E. Rogers College of Law.
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