Appellate Court Opinions

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31,464 Appellate Court Opinions

, Court of Appeals , COA20-497 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
Barrow v. Sargent

denial of request for special jury instruction proper; jury instructions concerning motor vehicle negligence; no abuse of discretion where trial court required admission of additional deposition excerpts pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. § 1A-1, Rule 32(a)(5).

, Court of Appeals , COA20-762 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Unpublished
Clemons v. Clemons

Equitable distribution; insufficient findings of fact to support unequal distribution; trial court must find that equal distribution is not equitable before ordering unequal distribution

, Court of Appeals , COA20-339 (Judge Chris Dillon) , Unpublished
Cristian Ferrera v. Brian V. Robbins, M.D.

Rule 12(b)(6), motion to dismiss, mental disorder, involuntary commitment, ordinary negligence, gross negligence, qualified immunity, professional judgment, release, kill

, Court of Appeals , COA20-924 (Judge Fred Gore) , Published
Henderson v. Wittig

Modification of child custody, circumstances existing at the time of initial custody order, substantial change of circumstances, effect on the minor child, and findings of fact.

, Court of Appeals , COA21-176 (Judge Tobias Hampson) , Unpublished
In Re B.A.M.A.

NCGS 7B-911; Subject-matter jurisdiction

, Court of Appeals , COA20-270 (Judge Chris Dillon) , Unpublished
In Re D.K.

DSS, department of social services, juvenile, delinquent, adjudication, disposition, risk assessment, mental health, needs assessment, mental health services director, developmental disability, referral, PTSD, statutory mandate

, Court of Appeals , COA21-1 (Judge Darren Jackson) , Unpublished
In re ER, LR

appeal of unamended permanency planning order was properly before the Court despite the trial court's entry of an amended order on the same day appeal was noticed from unamended order; trial court order ceasing reunification efforts contained sufficient findings; denying visitation to respondent-mother did not constitute an abused of discretion

, Court of Appeals , COA20-812 (Judge Lucy Inman) , Unpublished
In Re J.U.

Juvenile Delinquency; Fatal Defect; Ineffective Assistance of Counsel; Concession of Guilt

, Court of Appeals , COA20-826 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Unpublished
In re V.A.M., Jr.

constitutional procedural due process argument dismissed for failure to preserve, N.C. R. App. P. 10(a); challenges to permanency planning order dismissed as moot.

, Court of Appeals , COA21-27 (Judge Jeff Carpenter) , Published
In re: B.H.

Permanency planning order; appointment as guardians; N.C. Gen. Stat. § 7B-600(c) (2019); N.C. Gen. Stat. § 7B-906.1(j) (2019); understanding of legal significance; collective understanding; sufficiency of findings

, Court of Appeals , COA20-878 (Judge Lucy Inman) , Unpublished
In Re: D.A., C.N.A., & T.A.

adjudication of neglect; North Carolina General Statutes Section 7B-101(15); children placed in WCHS custody; impairment or substantial risk of impairment at the time of adjudication; voluntary safety plan; clear, cogent, and convincing evidence; trial court's findings of fact support its conclusion of law

, Court of Appeals , COA20-371 (Judge Fred Gore) , Published
In re: J.D.F.

Juvenile interrogation, custodial interrogation, suppression hearing, and findings of fact

, Court of Appeals , COA20-561 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
McElhaney v. Orsbon & Fenninger, LLP

appeal of order denying summary judgment on election of remedies defense dismissed as interlocutory; interlocutory order denying summary judgment on collateral estoppel defense affected a substantial right and was immediately appealable; collateral estoppel did not bar plaintiffs? claims where defendants failed to show that the issue was actually and necessarily decided in the preceding action.

, Court of Appeals , COA20-501 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Unpublished
State of N. Carolina v. Kendrick Allen Brown

Challenge to denials of motions to suppress; petition for a writ of certiorari; argument raised on appeal different from basis for motions in trial court; appellate argument not preserved