Appellate Court Opinions

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32,711 Appellate Court Opinions

, Court of Appeals , COA21-437 (Judge Donna Stroud) , Unpublished
State v. Mintz

driving while impaired, motion to continue, motion to dismiss

, Court of Appeals , COA21-669 (Judge Lucy Inman) , Unpublished
State v. Outlaw

Suppression motion, traffic stop, consent, consensual encounter with public officer, scope of consent

, Court of Appeals , COA21-789 (Judge John Arrowood) , Unpublished
State v. Samuel Boswelf

possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver marijuana; motion for joinder; motion to dismiss for insufficiency of the evidence; intent element

, Court of Appeals , COA22-9 (Judge Valerie Zachary) , Published
State v. See

voluntary discovery; N.C. Gen. Stat. 15A-903; laboratory records

, Court of Appeals , COA21-10 (Judge Valerie Zachary) , Published
State v. Teague

postal interdiction; motion to suppress; Fourth Amendment standing; waiver of appellate review; Industrial Hemp Act; motion to dismiss; lay opinion testimony; identification of marijuana as a controlled substance; conspiracy; statements of a co-conspirator

, Court of Appeals , COA22-62 (Judge Chris Dillon) , Unpublished
Suozzo v. Suozzo

separation agreement, the doctrine of laches, accumulation of payment obligation

, Court of Appeals , COA22-245 (Judge Jefferson Griffin) , Unpublished
Zhang v. Zhang

Summary judgment, issue of material fact, defamation, truth of statements, negligence, breach of duty

, Supreme Court , 62PA21 (Justice Sam Ervin IV) , Published
Anderson Creek Partners, L.P. v. Cnty. of Harnett

Whether 'capacity use' fees charged to residential property developers for the purpose of expanding and improving the county's water and sewage system as a precondition for the county's concurrence in a developer's application to the Department of Environmental Quality for a required water and sewer permit constitute monetary exactions subject to review under the 'unconstitutional conditions' doctrine.

, Supreme Court , 219A21 (Per Curiam) , Published
Buckley, LLP v. Series 1 of Oxford Ins. Co., NC, LLC

Affirming a business court order and opinion based on its proper application of the law of attorney-client privilege to communications with an outside law firm made in the course of investigation of alleged violations of company's sexual harassment policy.

, Supreme Court , 331PA20 (Justice Michael Morgan) , Published
Connette v. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Hosp. Auth.

Whether advanced practice registered nurses owe a statutory, professional duty of care to patients in the context of the planning of, collaboration on, and selection of a patient's treatment.

, Supreme Court , 325A21 (Justice Robin Hudson) , Published
In re M.B.

Whether the trial court erred in terminating respondent's parental rights for neglect and failure to show reasonable progress in correcting the conditions which led to removal under N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1) and (2).

, Supreme Court , 222PA21 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
Miller v. Carolina Coast Emergency Physicians, LLC

Whether a motion to dismiss for failure to comply with Rule 9(j) should be assessed based on what the plaintiff reasonably believed at the time the Rule 9(j) certification was filed. Whether the Court of Appeals utilized the correct standard of review in examining whether certain evidence was properly admitted under Rule 702.

, Supreme Court , 261A18-3 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
N.C. State Conf. of NAACP v. Moore

Whether a General Assembly comprised of legislators elected pursuant to legislative districts that had been determined to be unconstitutionally racially gerrymandered possessed the authority to initiate the process for amending the North Carolina Constitution.

, Supreme Court , 390A21 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
Nation Ford Baptist Church, Inc. v. Davis

Whether the trial court could entertain any of the claims brought by the former pastor of a church who alleged he was improperly terminated by the church's Board of Directors, or whether doing so required the court to become impermissibly entangled with ecclesiastical matters in violation of the First Amendment.

, Supreme Court , 63PA21 (Justice Sam Ervin IV) , Published
PF Dev. Grp., LLC v. Cnty. of Harnett

Whether 'capacity use' fees charged to residential property developers for the purpose of expanding and improving the county's water and sewage system as a precondition for the county's concurrence in a developer's application to the Department of Environmental Quality for a required water and sewer permit constitute monetary exactions subject to review under the 'unconstitutional conditions' doctrine.

, Supreme Court , 47PA21 (Justice Sam Ervin IV) , Published
Providence Volunteer Fire Dep't, Inc. v. Town of Weddington

Whether the doctrine of governmental immunity shields a municipality from claims alleging that it fraudulently entered into contracts for fire protection services and for the acquisition of land used to provide such services; whether the doctrine of legislative immunity shields a mayor from a claim alleging that he fraudulently induced the town council to terminate contracts entered into for the provision of fire protection services.

, Supreme Court , 306A21 (Justice Phil Berger Jr.) , Published
State v. Gaddis

Whether the trial court erred in denying defendant's motion for a transcript of a prior trial and motion to continue.

, Supreme Court , 85PA20 (Justice Phil Berger Jr.) , Published
State v. Jones

Whether the trial court deprived defendant of his right to confront witnesses against him at defendant's probation revocation hearing.

, Supreme Court , 683A05-3 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
State v. Oglesby

Whether a juvenile defendant received ineffective assistance of counsel during a resentencing hearing because counsel did not ask the court to run all of the defendant's sentences concurrently.