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.

29,427 Appellate Court Opinions

, Court of Appeals , COA18-852 (Judge Phil Berger Jr.) , Unpublished
State v. Mcaninch

DWI; Lay Witness Testimony; Jury Deliberations; Opinion of Court

, Court of Appeals , COA18-1274 (Judge Wanda Bryant) , Published
State v. Miles

Motion to Dismiss; Issue Preservation; Rule 2; Sufficiency of the Evidence; Opinion Testimony; Plain error; Jury Instruction; Statutory Interpretation; Identity Theft.

, Court of Appeals , COA19-32 (Judge John Tyson) , Published
State v. Rutledge

Posession of methamphetamine; Wiaver of right to jury trial, NCGS 1201; formal arraignment; revocation within 10 working days after prior arraignment.

, Court of Appeals , COA17-477-2 (Judge Valerie Zachary) , Published
State v. Thompson

motion to suppress; Summers detention; occupant of premises being searched

, Court of Appeals , COA19-58 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
Voliva v. Dudley

Competing motions for summary judgment; contradictory affidavits created genuine issue of material fact; summary judgment improper

, Court of Appeals , COA18-894 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
Watkins v. Benjamin

Modification of child support order; change in custody was substantial change in circumstances; exercise of subject matter jurisdiction proper

, Court of Appeals , COA18-1076 (Judge Tobias Hampson) , Unpublished
Weeks v. Weeks

Findings of fact required to support alimony award.

, Supreme Court , 31A18 (Justice Cheri Beasley) , Published
Crowell v. Crowell

Divorce proceedings; appeal from trial court's equitable distribution judgment and order; application of N.C.G.S. 50-20; whether the trial court failed to join necessary parties to the equitable distribution action.

, Supreme Court , 264PA18 (Justice Sam Ervin IV) , Published
In re B.O.A.

Termination of parental rights; whether the trial court's findings of fact supported its conclusion of law that respondent-mother's parental rights should be terminated pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(2).

, Supreme Court , 70A19 (Justice Mark Davis) , Published
In re E.H.P.

Termination of parental rights; whether the trial court erred by finding there was sufficient evidence of respondent's willful failure to pay child support or that respondent willfully abandoned his children; whether the trial court abused its discretion in determining the children's best interests.

, Supreme Court , 383A18 (Justice Mark Davis) , Published
In re L.E.M.

Appeal from dismissal of respondent-father's appeal from an order terminating his parental rights; whether the Court of Appeals was required to conduct an independent review of the merits of the father's arguments after his appellate counsel submitted a no-merit brief pursuant to Appellate Rule 3.1.

, Supreme Court , 92A19 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
In re T.N.H.

Termination of parental rights; whether the trial court received sufficient evidence and made adequate findings of fact to support an adjudication of grounds under N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(5) and (9).

, Supreme Court , 238A18 (Justice Michael Morgan) , Published
In re T.T.E.

Appeal from adjudication and disposition orders finding the juvenile was delinquent based on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting a public officer; whether the trial court erred in not dismissing the charges for insufficient evidence; whether the Court of Appeals erred in vacating the trial court's orders.

, Supreme Court , 116A19 (Justice Paul Newby) , Published
In re Z.L.W.

Termination of parental rights; whether the trial court abused its discretion by concluding that terminating respondent's parental rights was in the best interests of the juveniles.

, Supreme Court , 274A18 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
State v. Bowman

Appeal from convictions for first-degree murder (noncapital) and related firearms offenses; whether the trial court violated defendant's Sixth Amendment right to confront the principal witness against him, and if so, whether the error was not harmless beyond a reasonable doubt, thus entitling defendant to a new trial.

, Supreme Court , 160PA18 (Justice Robin Hudson) , Published
State v. Courtney

Whether double jeopardy prevented defendant from being tried for murder a second time after his first trial ended in a mistrial because of a deadlocked jury and the State then voluntarily dismissed the charge under N.C.G.S. 15A-931.

, Supreme Court , 412PA17 (Justice Robin Hudson) , Published
State v. Diaz

Whether a nineteen-year-old defendant should receive a new trial after being convicted of child abduction and statutory rape of a fourteen-year-old girl; whether the trial court committed prejudicial error by admitting a copy of defendant's affidavit of indigency at trial, thereby establishing defendant's age, which was an essential element of these offenses.

, Supreme Court , 179A14-3 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
State v. Grady

Appeal from order imposing lifetime satellite-based monitoring on a defendant found to be a recidivist; whether the Court of Appeals erred by determining that, under the circumstances, the trial court's order effected an unreasonable search in violation of defendant's rights under the Fourth Amendment.