The North Carolina Court of Appeals Legal Standards Database was adopted by the Court in conference and is intended to provide illustrations of the wide variety of standards of review, legal tests, and general statements of law employed at the North Carolina Court of Appeals. The document is not meant to provide the definitive statement of law for every appeal. It is always necessary to do further research based on an individual case's facts and procedural posture. Also, please be sure and cite check the cases set forth in the document as you would any other case that you cite in documents submitted to the Court.
If you have any questions regarding the database or discover any errors in the document please contact the Court.