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.

29,279 Appellate Court Opinions

, Court of Appeals , COA18-902 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Unpublished
In re: A.L.L.

Termination of parental rights; parent's right to effective assistance of counsel; termination on ground of willful abandonment

, Court of Appeals , COA18-1226 (Judge John Tyson) , Published
In re: D.A.Y.

Termination of parental rights; jurisdiction; UCCJEA; Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act.

, Court of Appeals , COA18-1127 (Judge Richard Dietz) , Unpublished
In re: D.F.J.

Termination of parental rights; appeal from dispositional order challenges to findings of fact; best interests determination

, Court of Appeals , COA18-1124 (Judge John Tyson) , Unpublished
In re: J.P.

Involuntary commitment; NCGS 122C-266; failure to object, N.C. R. App. 10(a)(1); suspend the rules, N.C. R. App. P. 2.

, Court of Appeals , COA18-927 (Judge John Tyson) , Unpublished
In re: K.C.W.

Termination of parental rights; motion to continue; best interests determination; NCGS 7B-1110.

, Court of Appeals , COA18-1215 (Judge Chris Dillon) , Unpublished
In re: K.M.B., K.N.B., C.G.B.

parental rights; termination; neglect; social services; custody; best interest of the child

, Court of Appeals , COA18-1305 (Judge Phil Berger Jr.) , Unpublished
In Re: K.S.A.

termination of parental rights; abandonment; neglect

, Court of Appeals , COA18-926 (Judge Chris Dillon) , Published
In re: T.H. & M.H.

Termination of parental rights, change in permanency plan, consideration of relevant factors, right of review for no-merit briefs

, Court of Appeals , COA18-807 (Judge Tobias Hampson) , Published
NC Indian Cultural Ctr., Inc. v. Sanders

Breach of contract; Session Law 2013-186; Termination of contract with State; Contract Clause; Takings Clause; Bill of Attainder; Implied covenant of quiet enjoyment; Failure to obtain proper service does not toll statute of limitations after voluntary dismissal.

, Court of Appeals , COA18-1010 (Judge Donna Stroud) , Published
Sfreddo v. Hicks

summary judgment conducted at bench trial, motion to dismiss

, Court of Appeals , COA18-1183 (Judge John Tyson) , Unpublished
State v. Barnett

Felony animal cruelty, NCGS 14-360; lesser-included offense instruction; motion to dismiss; prior notice of defenses, NCGS 15A-905; accident, justification, ineffective assistance of counsel.

, Court of Appeals , COA19-79 (Judge John Tyson) , Published
State v. Barrett

Tracking dog; purebred hound; admissibility of evidence; McLeod factors; reliability.

, Court of Appeals , COA19-59 (Judge John Arrowood) , Published
State v. Ellis

motion to suppress; possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana; knock and talk; 4th Amendment

, Court of Appeals , COA19-117 (Judge Reuben Young) , Unpublished
State v. George

Statutory Construction, Habitual Impaired Driving

, Court of Appeals , COA18-479 (Judge Hunter Murphy) , Unpublished
State v. Gilchrist

Leg shackles; Rules of Evidence; Rule 412; Prejudice

, Court of Appeals , COA18-339 (Judge Linda McGee) , Unpublished
State v. Haqq

Imperfect Self-defense, Aggressor, Second-degree murder, Deadly weapon