Appellate Court Opinions

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, Court of Appeals , COA19-594 (Judge Valerie Zachary) , Unpublished
State v. Thomas

witness impeachment; prior inconsistent statements; issue preservation; invited error; doctrine of recent possession

, Court of Appeals , COA18-1286 (Judge Christopher Brook) , Published
State v. Tripp

constitutionality of warrantless search of an occupant of property for which a valid search warrant exists; the defendant did not qualify as an occupant because he did not pose a threat to safe execution of warrant; no reasonable suspicion supported warrantless frisk of the defendant for officer safety; inevitable discovery doctrine did not cure unlawful search and allow admission of seized evidence where the state failed to demonstrate arrest of defendant in the course of executing warrant was probable; correction of clerical errors in judgments was required where judgments did not reflect sentence rendered in open court

, Court of Appeals , COA18-32-2 (Judge Reuben Young) , Unpublished
State v. W.brook

Satellite-Based Monitoring, Grady, Evidence of Efficacy

, Court of Appeals , COA18-39-2 (Judge Reuben Young) , Unpublished
State v. White

Satellite-Based Monitoring, Grady, Evidence of Efficacy

, Court of Appeals , COA19-1085 (Judge Linda McGee) , Unpublished
State v. Whiting

Batson hearing, closed courtroom, Rule 404(b)

, Court of Appeals , COA19-979 (Judge Hunter Murphy) , Unpublished
State v. Woolard

instructional error; motion to dismiss; restitution

, Court of Appeals , COA20-160 (Judge Reuben Young) , Unpublished
Taylor v. Bank of Am., N.A.

Motion to Dismiss, Summary Judgment, Statute of Limitations, Res Judicata, Collateral Estoppel, Motion to Amend

, Court of Appeals , COA20-154 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
Walter v. Walter

mutual mistake, reformation of deed, statute of limitations on challenge to transfer under power of attorney, post-judgment appeal of denial of motion for summary judgment

, Court of Appeals , COA20-10 (Judge Linda McGee) , Unpublished
Williams v. McDonald

Rule 12(b)(6), motion to dismiss, absence of necessary facts, facts defeat the claim, qualified domestic relations orders, modification of order

, Court of Appeals , COA19-1089 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Published
Wright Constr. Servs., Inc. v. The Hard Art Studio, PLLC

Negligence claims by builder against architect or engineer; applicability of licensure defense, for failing to obtain general contracting license, to negligence claims against architects or engineers

, Supreme Court , 249PA19 (Justice Sam Ervin IV) , Published
Ashe Cnty. v. Ashe Cnty. Plan. Bd.

Whether the Court of Appeals properly determined that an interlocutory assessment of a local government staff member constituted a final, binding decision; whether the Court of Appeals rendered impermissible advisory opinions; whether a moratorium on a local permitting ordinance constitutes grounds to deny a permit application submitted prior to the enactment of the moratorium; whether the Planning Board exceeded its authority; and whether the Court of Appeals misapplied the law.

, Supreme Court , 315PA18-2 (Justice Sam Ervin IV) , Published
Cooper v. Berger

Constitutional Law; Whether the Governor or the General Assembly has the authority to determine the manner in which monies derived from certain federal block grant programs should be disbursed.

, Supreme Court , 407A19 (Justice Michael Morgan) , Published
Crescent Univ. City Venture, LLC v. Trussway Mfg., Inc.

Whether, under North Carolina law, a commercial property owner who contracts for the construction of a building with a general contractor may seek to recover through a tort action against a subcontracted manufacturer of building materials for economic loss when the commercial property owner and subcontractor were not in contractual privity.

, Supreme Court , 156A17-2 (Justice Sam Ervin IV) , Published
DiCesare v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hosp. Auth.

Whether all quasi-municipal corporations are exempt from liability pursuant to Chapter 75; whether a showing that an entity possesses a fifty percent market share is sufficient to survive a motion for judgment on the pleadings with respect to a claim asserting unlawful monopolization in violation of Article I, Section 34 of the North Carolina Constitution.

, Supreme Court , 319A19 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
In re A.L.L.

Whether the trial court erred in concluding that grounds existed to terminate the parental rights of a severely mentally ill mother.

, Supreme Court , 276A19 (Justice Robin Hudson) , Published
In re B.L.H.

Must an order terminating parental rights expressly state that findings were based on 'clear, cogent, and convincing evidence' if the trial court so states in open court.

, Supreme Court , 65A20 (Per Curiam) , Published
In re Clontz

Review of recommendation for public reprimand by the Judicial Standards Commission.