30,563 Appellate Court Opinions
First-degree kidnapping; Sufficiency of the Evidence; Closing Argument
Motion to Dismiss, Domestic Violence Protective Order, Jury Instructions, Plain Error
plain error; postal interdiction; search of a package; invocation of right to counsel; jury instructions
Motion to Dismiss, Jury Instructions, Plain Error, Sentencing
Rule 12 motion to dismiss; N.C. Gen. Stat. Chapter 39A; transfer fee covenant; equitable relief
Industrial Commission; negligent interference with a contract; failure to state a claim
Whether plaintiff's proffered expert qualifies under Rule 702(b) to offer standard of care testimony; whether the trial court erred in awarding summary judgment to defendant for lack of evidence of proximate cause.
Defamation; First Amendment; was the jury's finding of actual malice supported by sufficient evidence; did the trial court err by instructing the jury on the issue of falsity; did the trial court err by failing to instruct the jury that it must find one of the statutory aggravating factors under N.C.G.S. 1D-15 in order to award punitive damages.
Whether the trial court abused its discretion by determining that plaintiff corporation's communications involving the purported agent of plaintiff's one-hundred percent shareholder are not privileged; whether the trial court abused its discretion by conducting a limited in camera review of documents to determine an issue of privilege.
Whether an affidavit submitted by an out-of-state party under N.C.G.S. 52C-3-315(b) must be notarized, or whether it simply may be sworn to under penalty of perjury.
Termination of parental rights; best interests; requirement of written findings under N.C.G.S. 7B-1110(a); existence of parental rights of second parent as a hindrance to permanent plan of adoption; availability of relative placement.
Termination of parental rights; whether the trial court erred by failing to comply with the notice requirements of the Indian Child Welfare Act.
Appeal from an order terminating respondent-father's parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1)-(3), (7) (2019); whether the evidence supported the trial court-s findings of fact and whether the findings of fact supported its conclusion of law that respondent-father-s parental rights were subject to termination pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(7).
Appeal from termination of respondent-father's parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1), (6)-(7) (2019); whether the trial court abused its discretion in concluding termination was in the best interests of the juveniles.
Termination of parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1)?(3), (6)?(7) (2019); whether the trial court erred by eliminating reunification as a permanent plan.
Whether the Business Court properly dismissed a defendant's crossclaims following the dismissal of the plaintiff's claims against all defendants.
Appeal from conviction for assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by a felon; whether the evidence, although conflicting, was sufficient to satisfy defendant's burden to submit the issue of self-defense and the defense of habitation to the jury; whether the trial court erred by not instructing the jury on defendant's requested instructions.
Appeal from conviction for conspiracy to commit armed robbery with a dangerous weapon and felonious breaking or entering; whether the State presented sufficient evidence that defendant possessed the requisite felonious intent necessary to support his convictions.