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

, Supreme Court , 140PA18 (Justice Mark Davis) , Published
State v. Lewis

Motion to suppress evidence seized from defendant's house and vehicle; whether the affidavit for the search warrant contained sufficient information to establish probable cause to conduct the searches.

, Supreme Court , 161A18 (Justice Michael Morgan) , Published
State v. McDaniel

Appeal from convictions for breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering; whether the State presented sufficient evidence to support defendant's convictions based on the doctrine of recent possession of the stolen goods.

, Supreme Court , 150A18 (Justice Mark Davis) , Published
State v. Morgan

Whether the trial court erred in revoking defendant's probation under N.C.G.S. 15A-1344(f) after his probationary term expired; whether the trial court made a sufficient finding of 'good cause shown and stated' to comply with N.C.G.S. 15A-1344(f)(3).

, Supreme Court , 355PA18 (Justice Sam Ervin IV) , Published
State v. Osborne

Whether the State presented sufficient evidence that a rock-like substance found in defendant's hotel room was heroin even though the State did not conduct a scientifically valid chemical analysis of the substance.

, Supreme Court , 65A17-2 (Justice Sam Ervin IV) , Published
State v. Parisi

Appeal from district and superior court orders granting defendant's motions to suppress and dismissing a charge of driving while impaired; whether the Court of Appeals majority erred by (1) concluding that police had probable cause to arrest and charge defendant with driving while impaired and (2) reversing and remanding the lower courts' orders to the contrary.

, Supreme Court , 55A18 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
State v. Terrell

Appeal from defendant's convictions for child sexual offenses following the trial court's denial of his motion to suppress evidence of images recovered from a USB thumb drive owned by him; extent to which the private-search doctrine authorized police to conduct a warrantless search of data stored on the thumb drive; whether there was probable cause for police to obtain a warrant to conduct a further search of the thumb drive.

, Court of Appeals , COA19-31 (Judge Lucy Inman) , Unpublished
Anderson v. Tredwell

Domestic Violence Protective Order
Fear of imminent serious bodily injury
Actual fear

, Court of Appeals , COA18-1033 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Unpublished
Buttacavoli v. Buttacavoli

Equitable distribution; Award of attorneys' fees; Willful civil contempt; Violations of Rule 11

, Court of Appeals , COA18-1299 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Unpublished
Carney v. Wake Cty. Sheriff's Off.

Rule 12(b)(6) dismissal for failure to state a claim; Sufficiency of allegations in complaint; Negligent infliction of emotional distress; Intentional infliction of emotional distress

, Court of Appeals , COA18-1200 (Judge Donna Stroud) , Published
Couick v. Jessup

DMV, authority to act, chemical analysis, affidavit, NC Gen. Stat. section 20-16.2

, Court of Appeals , COA18-728 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Unpublished
Foxx v. Foxx

Equitable distribution; Classification of property; Sufficiency of findings of fact; Post-separation business distributions; Classification of workers' compensation and personal injury awards; Incorrect legal standard and burden of proof

, Court of Appeals , COA18-755 (Judge Wanda Bryant) , Unpublished
Garlock v. Roland

Decedent's Estates; Real Property; Quiet Title Action; Standing; Deed; Ambiguity.

, Court of Appeals , COA18-1002 (Judge Donna Stroud) , Published
In re: C.M.B.

juvenile court, Chapter 7B, UCCJEA, transfer of jurisdiction

, Court of Appeals , COA18-1031 (Judge John Tyson) , Published
In re: C.N. & A.N.

Termination of parental rights; neglect, NCGS 7B-1111(a)(1); probability of future neglect; reasonable progress, NCGS 7B-1111(a)(2)