Appellate Court Opinions

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31,464 Appellate Court Opinions

, Court of Appeals , COA19-250-2 (Judge John Tyson) , Published
State v. Scott

Second-degree murder; blood evidence of BAC; remand; Fourth Amendment search and seizure; harmless beyond a reasonable doubt.

, Court of Appeals , COA20-887 (Judge Tobias Hampson) , Unpublished
State v. Shook

Waiver of counsel; NCGS 15A-1242

, Court of Appeals , COA20-439 (Judge Darren Jackson) , Unpublished
Van Kampen v. Garcia

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

, Court of Appeals , COA20-560 (Judge Allegra Collins) , Published
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. v. Orsbon & Fenninger, LLP

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.

, Supreme Court , 322A20 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
In re B.S.

Termination of parental rights; ineffective assistance of counsel.

, Supreme Court , 20A20 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
In re E.S.

Whether the trial court abused its discretion in determining that termination of respondents' parental rights was in the children's best interests.

, Supreme Court , 347A20 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
In re I.J.W.

Termination of parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(7) on the ground of willful abandonment.

, Supreme Court , 344A20 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
In re J.E.E.R.

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).

, Supreme Court , 343A20 (Justice Phil Berger Jr.) , Published
In re M.S.

Termination of parental rights pursuant to N.C.G.S. 7B-1111(a)(2); no-merit review.

, Supreme Court , 192A20 (Justice Anita Earls) , Published
In re M.S.E.

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.

, Supreme Court , 276A20 (Justice Tamara Barringer) , Published
In re T.A.M.

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.

, Supreme Court , 353A20 (Per Curiam) , Published
In re Z.R.

Termination of parental rights; no-merit brief.

, Court of Appeals , COA20-562 (Judge Jeff Carpenter) , Unpublished
Belcher v. NC Dep't of Pub. Safety

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.