Appellate Court Opinions

Court’s decision in a case and explanation written by a justice(s) or judge(s) of the Supreme Court, or Court of Appeals.

30,344 Appellate Court Opinions

, Supreme Court , 292A19 (Justice Paul Newby) , Published
In re C.R.B.

Termination of parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1)-(2) (2019). No-merit review pursuant to Rule 3.1(e) of the North Carolina Rules of Appellate Procedure.

, Supreme Court , 314A19 (Justice Paul Newby) , Published
In re C.V.D.C.

Termination of parental rights; trial court's best interests determination is reviewed for abuse of discretion; written findings are not required for dispositional factors in N.C.G.S. 7B-1110(a) absent conflicting evidence.

, Supreme Court , 129A19 (Justice Cheri Beasley) , Published
In re F.S.T.Y.

Termination of parental rights; whether due process requires that a nonresident parent have minimum contacts with the State in order to establish personal jurisdiction over him or her for purposes of termination of parental rights proceedings.

, Supreme Court , 281A19 (Justice Sam Ervin IV) , Published
In re I.N.C.

Termination of parental rights; Best interest determination pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1110.

, Supreme Court , 300A19 (Justice Michael Morgan) , Published
In re J.M.J.-J.

Appeal from an order terminating respondent's parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1); neglect.

, Supreme Court , 274A19 (Justice Cheri Beasley) , Published
In re L.T.

Termination of parental rights; Subject matter jurisdiction under the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction Enforcement Act.

, Supreme Court , 455A18 (Justice Michael Morgan) , Published
Routten v. Routten

Appeal from a child custody dispute between two parents; whether the trial court erred by denying defendant visitation with her children without first making a finding under N.C.G.S. 7B-1109(f) based on clear, cogent, and convincing evidence that defendant was an unfit parent or acted inconsistently with her constitutionally protected status as a natural parent; whether the trial court erred in delegating to plaintiff the discretion to allow visitation between defendant and the children.

, Supreme Court , 406PA18 (Justice Sam Ervin IV) , Published
State v. Bennett

Whether defendant presented an adequate record of the race of challenged prospective jurors to permit appellate review of defendant's Batson claim; Whether the trial court and Court of Appeals erred by concluding that defendant failed to establish a prima facie case of discrimination pursuant to Batson.

, Supreme Court , 206A19 (Justice Paul Newby) , Published
State v. Capps

Whether the superior court properly tried defendant under a statement of charges that was filed after arraignment but did not change the nature of the charges against defendant as they were described in the arrest warrant.

, Supreme Court , 170A19 (Justice Mark Davis) , Published
State v. Fields

Whether a defendant can be simultaneously punished for both habitual misdemeanor assault and assault inflicting serious bodily injury arising from the same act.

, Supreme Court , 201A19 (Justice Cheri Beasley) , Published
State v. Keller

Appeal from a decision of the Court of Appeals holding that the trial court did not err by failing to instruct the jury on entrapment.

, Supreme Court , 32A19 (Justice Michael Morgan) , Published
State v. Taylor

Appeal from judgments entered upon convictions resulting from guilty plea to charges of second-degree murder, robbery with a dangerous weapon, and conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon; whether the trial court erred by denying defendant's motion to withdraw his guilty plea after concluding that defendant had not established a fair and just reason for withdrawal of his plea.

, Court of Appeals , COA19-913 (Judge Phil Berger Jr.) , Unpublished
Devine v. Devine

alimony, calculation of income, alimony, child support, attorney's fees

, Court of Appeals , COA19-998 (Judge John Tyson) , Published
Gary v. Wigley

Negligence; notice of hearing; motion in limine; summary judgment; 10-day notice