Appellate Court Opinions

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32,711 Appellate Court Opinions

, Court of Appeals , COA21-749 (Judge Hunter Murphy) , Published
State v. Faucette

Identity theft, identifying information of another person, sufficiency of the evidence

, Court of Appeals , COA21-752 (Judge John Tyson) , Published
State v. Harper

Resisting, Delaying, or Obstructing a Public Officer;
N.C. Gen. Stat. § 14-223 (2021);
Communicating Threats;
Motion to Dismiss;
Verifiable Identification;
Out of State Tags and ID;
Waiver of Counsel;
N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15-A-1242 (2021);
Jury Instructions;
Invited Error

, Court of Appeals , COA21-613 (Judge Hunter Murphy) , Unpublished
State v. Hayes

Entrapment defense, entitlement to jury instructions on entrapment, prejudicial error

, Court of Appeals , COA22-11 (Judge Fred Gore) , Unpublished
State v. Joseph Ngigi Kariuki

motion to dismiss; insufficiency of the evidence; first-degree forcible rape; serious personal injury; jury instruction; constructive force; mental defect

, Court of Appeals , COA21-628 (Judge Lucy Inman) , Published
State v. Pierce

Serious Harm to Law Enforcement Animal; Lesser-Included Offense; Jury Instruction; Self-Defense; Willfulness; Plain Error

, Court of Appeals , COA22-4 (Judge Lucy Inman) , Unpublished
State v. Shawn Beau Croteau

statutory rape and indecent liberties with a child; motion to dismiss; corpus delicti (?body of the crime?); strong corroborative evidence of Defendant?s extrajudicial confession; bench trial; affirmed

, Court of Appeals , COA21-619 (Judge Jefferson Griffin) , Published
State v. Slaughter

Shackling, restraints, prejudicial error, MAR, notice of appeal.

, Court of Appeals , COA21-732 (Judge April Wood) , Unpublished
State v. Whitaker

Joinder; Joinder of offenses; Transactional connection; Single scheme or plan; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 15A-926(a); Prejudice; Same location; Same victim; Same defendant; Modus Operandi; Abusive relationship; Lapse in time; 404(b); Rape; Assault; Assault with deadly weapon; AWDWISI

, Court of Appeals , COA21-577 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Unpublished
State v. Zabiane Williams

Murder; rape; arson; burglary; exclusion of evidence of third-party guilt; constitutional right to present defense; acting in concert theory; harmless beyond a reasonable doubt

, Court of Appeals , COA22-191 (Judge Jeff Carpenter) , Published
The N.C. State Bar v. Merritt

Rules 1.19(a) and 8.4(a) of Rules of Professional Conduct; whole record review; attempt to engage in sexual relations with current client; sexual relationship with current client; substantial harm to client and profession; unchallenged adjudicatory findings; fiduciary attorney-client relationship; sanction of suspension; no abuse of discretion.

, Court of Appeals , COA22-95 (Judge John Tyson) , Published
Bartlett v. Burke

Specific Personal Jurisdiction;
N.C. Gen. Stat. 1-75;
Long-Arm Statute
Due Process;
Stream of Commerce;
Minimum contacts;
Products Liability;
Arise out of or relate to

, Court of Appeals , COA22-173 (Judge John Arrowood) , Unpublished
Blaylock v. York

Rule 60(b) motion for relief from judgment; interlocutory appeal.

, Court of Appeals , COA21-654 (Judge Tobias Hampson) , Published
Coastal Conservation Ass'n v. State of N.C.

Public Trust Doctrine; Sovereign Immunity; Motion to Dismiss; Conservation of Natural Resources Clause; Right to Hunt, Fish, and Harvest Wildlife.

, Court of Appeals , COA22-167 (Judge Darren Jackson) , Unpublished
In re Z.M., M.M., M.M., Z.M.

findings of fact supported conclusions of law that grounds existed to terminate respondents' parental rights and conclusions were not erroneous

, Court of Appeals , COA22-124 (Judge John Arrowood) , Published
In re: B.W.C.

juvenile delinquent; N.C.G.S. 5A-31; N.C.G.S. 7B-1501

, Court of Appeals , COA22-33 (Judge Jefferson Griffin) , Published
In re: George

Motion to set aside foreclosure; N.C. R. Civ. P. 60(b); attorneys? fees; prevailing party; restitution; unclean hands