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Decision on presiding judge could take months

DALLAS - The City of Greenville and L-3 Communications met in a Dallas courtroom Tuesday to argue whether district judge Richard A. Beacom has the authority to issue rulings in their ongoing litigation. 

But a city attorney believes the three judge panel could take months to issue an opinion on the matter. Greenville is appealing Beacom’s ruling last August that he has the authority to issue rulings.

The city claims this is a municipal government issue, namely the contested re-plat of Majors Field Municipal Airport