Appellate Court Opinions

Slip opinions (court's decision in a case) filed and written by the justices of the Supreme Court or judges of the Court of Appeals

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32,373 Appellate Court Opinions

, Supreme Court , 28A21 (Justice Phil Berger Jr.) , Published
State v. Cobb

Whether the trial court's order denying defendant's motion to suppress was insufficient to evaluate the constitutionality of the checking station.

, Supreme Court , 30A21 (Justice Robin Hudson) , Published
State v. Delau

Whether the trial court committed prejudicial error by admitting certain testimony from an investigating police officer.

, Supreme Court , 457PA20 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
State v. Farook

On a motion to dismiss for a Sixth Amendment speedy trial violation, the State may not elicit privileged testimony from a criminal defendant's former attorney to justify the delay in the case. A criminal defendant can prove prejudice for purposes of his Sixth Amendment speedy trial claim under Barker v. Wingo by demonstrating actual or presumptive prejudice.

, Supreme Court , 533A20 (Justice Robin Hudson) , Published
State v. Robinson

Whether the trial court had a sufficient factual basis to enter judgment on multiple assault sentences from defendant's guilty plea.

, Supreme Court , 535A20 (Per Curiam) , Published
State v. Woods

Whether the Court of Appeals erred in finding no error in the trial court's denial of defendant's motion to dismiss and failure to instruct the jury on the statutory definition of 'registrant' pursuant to N.C.G.S. 90-87(25).

, Court of Appeals , COA21-521 (Judge Valerie Zachary) , Unpublished
Campos v. Hausler

Rule 12(b)(6); sufficiency of allegations; negligence; dog bite

, Court of Appeals , COA21-65-2 (Judge Darren Jackson) , Unpublished
Cecil Holcomb Renovations, Inc. v. L. Firm of Wilson & Ratledge, PLLC

trial court did not abuse its discretion in disqualifying counsel for violation of Rule 4.2 of the North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct; trial court had subject matter jurisdiction over law firm's counterclaim for unpaid fees despite failure by law firm to provide notice of North Carolina State Bar's fee dispute resolution program; trial court did not abuse its discretion in excluding certain evidence of law firm's billing practices

, Court of Appeals , COA21-86 (Judge Fred Gore) , Unpublished
Craig Johnson v. Toni Gyurisko

Modification of Child Custody; Substantial Change of Circumstances; Findings of Fact; and Pure Legal Custody.

, Court of Appeals , COA21-470 (Judge Lucy Inman) , Unpublished
Davis v. Smartop

Repugnant andcontradictory verdict; election of remedies; jury instruction

, Court of Appeals , COA21-235 (Judge Darren Jackson) , Unpublished
Dep't of Transp. v. McLendon Hills Prop. Owners' Ass'n

condemnation; necessary and proper parties to suit; trial court did not err in denying condemned landowner's motion to add easement owners as necessary parties and did not abuse its discretion in denying landowner's motion to add easement owners as proper parties

, Court of Appeals , COA20-904 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Published
Forte v. The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Workers' compensation; Full Commission's authority to reconsider evidence and amend deputy commissioner's award if good ground be shown; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 97-85; competent evidence standard; Full Commission authority to weigh evidence and reject testimony it disbelieves

, Court of Appeals , COA21-719 (Judge Darren Jackson) , Unpublished
Fuchs v. Storry

summary judgment was proper in action for specific performance of separation agreement where deposition testimony and affidavit supporting potential defense was inadmissible under Rule 602 of the North Carolina Rules of Evidence

, Court of Appeals , COA21-104 (Judge Donna Stroud) , Unpublished
Huffman v. Huffman

equitable distribution, challenges to findings of fact

, Court of Appeals , COA21-345 (Judge Fred Gore) , Unpublished
Hutchins v. CVS Pharmacy

medical malpractice; loss of consortium and spousal services; alias and pluries summons; chain of summonses; statutes of limitation and repose