31,464 Appellate Court Opinions
Motion for Mistrial; Juror Misconduct
Second-degree murder; blood evidence of BAC; remand; Fourth Amendment search and seizure; harmless beyond a reasonable doubt.
Waiver of counsel; NCGS 15A-1242
professional responsibility; disqualification of counsel based on conflicts of interest between former counsel and counsel associated in practice with former counsel; conflict imputation to lawyers associated in practice; Rules 1.6, 1.9, and 1.10 of the North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct; no appeal of right exists from the denial of a motion to disqualify opposing counsel; trial court did not err, much less abuse its discretion, in denying motion to disqualify based on imputed conflict between former counsel in the same case who became associated in practice with opposing counsel after representation was terminated
Civil contempt; Rule 70 motion
appeal of order denying summary judgment on election of remedies defense dismissed as interlocutory; interlocutory order denying summary judgment on collateral estoppel defense affected a substantial right and was immediately appealable; collateral estoppel did not bar plaintiffs? claims where defendants failed to show that the issue was actually and necessarily decided in the preceding action.
Termination of parental rights; ineffective assistance of counsel.
Whether the trial court abused its discretion in determining that termination of respondents' parental rights was in the children's best interests.
Termination of parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(7) on the ground of willful abandonment.
Termination of parental rights; whether the trial court erred in concluding that respondent's parental rights were subject to termination under N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(3) (2019).
Termination of parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(2); no-merit review.
Appeal from an order terminating respondent's parental rights; whether the trial court abused its discretion by failing to sua sponte conduct an inquiry into whether respondent should be appointed a guardian ad litem under Rule 17 of the North Carolina Rules of Civil Procedure; whether the evidence supports the trial court's findings of fact and whether the findings of fact support its conclusion that respondent's parental rights should be terminated pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(1) (2019); whether the trial court abused its discretion in concluding that it was in the children's best interests that respondent's parental rights be terminated.
Termination of parental rights; whether the trial court abused its discretion by allowing respondent-father's counsel to withdraw; whether the trial court abused its discretion by concluding that terminating respondent-mother's parental rights would be in the best interests of the juveniles.
Termination of parental rights; no-merit brief.
Reverse and remand ALJ decision Respondent North Carolina Highway Patrol had just cause to terminate Petitioner Trooper for alleged violations of Respondent's policy; analysis of Wetherington factors under Warren framework.
Judgment on the pleadings; statute of limitations; latent defect.
deed of trust reformation, motion for summary judgment, motion to intervene, Statute of Frauds