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.

30,563 Appellate Court Opinions

, Court of Appeals , COA20-22 (Judge Tobias Hampson) , Unpublished
State v. Treadway

First-degree kidnapping; Sufficiency of the Evidence; Closing Argument

, Court of Appeals , COA19-715 (Judge Reuben Young) , Published
State v. Tucker

Motion to Dismiss, Domestic Violence Protective Order, Jury Instructions, Plain Error

, Court of Appeals , COA18-1220 (Judge Valerie Zachary) , Unpublished
State v. Whitaker

plain error; postal interdiction; search of a package; invocation of right to counsel; jury instructions

, Court of Appeals , COA19-863 (Judge Reuben Young) , Published
State v. Wright

Motion to Dismiss, Jury Instructions, Plain Error, Sentencing

, Supreme Court , 326PA18 (Justice Robin Hudson) , Published
Da Silva v. WakeMed

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.

, Supreme Court , 132PA18-2 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
Desmond v. News & Observer Publ'g Co.

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.

, Supreme Court , 279A19 (Justice Paul Newby) , Published
Global Textile Alliance, Inc. v. TDI Worldwide, LLC

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.

, Supreme Court , 31PA19 (Justice Paul Newby) , Published
Gyger v. Clement

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.

, Supreme Court , 14A20 (Justice Paul Newby) , Published
In re E.F.

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.

, Supreme Court , 217A19 (Justice Cheri Beasley) , Published
In re E.J.B.

Termination of parental rights; whether the trial court erred by failing to comply with the notice requirements of the Indian Child Welfare Act.

, Supreme Court , 380A19 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
In re J.A.E.W.

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).

, Supreme Court , 365A19 (Justice Paul Newby) , Published
In re K.L.M.

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.

, Supreme Court , 390A19 (Justice Sam Ervin IV) , Published
In re L.E.W.

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.

, Supreme Court , 2A19 (Justice Michael Morgan) , Published
State v. Coley

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.

, Supreme Court , 94PA19 (Justice Michael Morgan) , Published
State v. Cox

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.