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.

30,038 Appellate Court Opinions

, Court of Appeals , COA19-708 (Judge Christopher Brook) , Unpublished
State v. Wells

felony sentencing; aggravating factors; evidence to support aggravating factor was not the same as evidence of underlying offense; prior record level determination; substantial similarity of out-of-state conviction; no error where sentence imposed was a legal sentence for the correct prior record level even if it was based on an incorrect prior record level determination

, Court of Appeals , COA19-381 (Judge Valerie Zachary) , Published
State v. Wiles

reasonable suspicion; traffic stop; N.C.R. Evid. 403; horizontal gaze nystagmus testing

, Court of Appeals , COA19-827 (Judge John Arrowood) , Published
Taube v. Hooper

defamation per se; NCR Civ P 12(b)(6) dismissal

, Court of Appeals , COA19-618 (Judge John Tyson) , Published
Topping v. Meyers

Defamation and libel; defamation as negligence; absolute privilege; immunity from suit; motion to dismiss; quasi-judicial.

, Court of Appeals , COA19-691 (Judge John Arrowood) , Published
Tuel v. Tuel

child custody order re: relocation of children w/parent to another state - factors & adequacy of findings; NCGS 50 13.2(a); best interest of child

, Court of Appeals , COA19-291 (Judge Phil Berger Jr.) , Unpublished
Wallace v. Maxwell

Medical malpractice, proximate cause, expert testimony

, Court of Appeals , COA19-682 (Judge Hunter Murphy) , Unpublished
Zhang v. Rubin

Medical Malpractice; Motion for Summary Judgment; Expert Witness; Familiarity With Experience and Training

, Court of Appeals , COA19-631 (Judge Valerie Zachary) , Unpublished
Cuevas v. Davis

interlocutory appeal; jurisdiction

, Court of Appeals , COA19-283 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
Cummings v. Carroll

Claims for (1) negligence, (2)negligent misrepresentation, (3) breach of fiduciary duty, (4) unfair and deceptive trade practices within the meaning of N.C. Gen. Stat. 75-1.1, (5) breach of contract, (6) breach of implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, (7) fraud and fraud in the inducement, (8) fraud by concealment, (9) personal liability in connection with the sale and purchase of a home. Summary judgment.

, Court of Appeals , COA19-712 (Judge Lucy Inman) , Unpublished
Gordon v. Hancock

Summary Judgment; Verified Pleadings; Affidavits; Admissions

, Court of Appeals , COA19-661 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
Green v. Black

Default on promissory note; provision to contract for new note on unspecified terms in event of default set aside as void and severable; summary judgment affirmed

, Court of Appeals , COA19-423 (Judge Phil Berger Jr.) , Unpublished
In re S.T.

Subject matter jurisdiction, child custody, permanency planning

, Court of Appeals , COA19-792 (Judge Lucy Inman) , Published
In re: Giddens

Spousal Year's Allowance; Deficiency Judgment; Estate Administration; Family Settlement Agreements

, Court of Appeals , COA19-785 (Judge Christopher Brook) , Published
Long v. Fowler

wrongful death; sufficiency of allegations in complaint; identification of individual and official capacity in caption; sovereign immunity; caption in complaint sufficiently identified individuals in individual and official capacity to survive motions to dismiss pursuant to Rule 12(b)(1), 12(b)(2), and 12(b)(6) of North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure

, Court of Appeals , COA19-340 (Judge Tobias Hampson) , Published
Poulos v. Poulos

Interlocutory; Collateral estoppel; Equitable distribution